Chick with blood on the bottem!! UPDATE! Doing better!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Red Rooster, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    He seems stronger and better now! Thanks everyone!

    Is it normal for a chick to have blood when hatching? We helped a chick get out of its egg, and it had blood!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    If you can, put down a clean paper towel in the incubator, turn the lights off and just leave that chick there overnight. Things just need to absorb and dry up. The chick might be fine in the morning! Good luck!

    Sharon
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Thank you! Do you think I hurt him by helping him get out?? [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You probably got him out prematurely, before the blood had retracted from the vessels. This is why it's not often a great idea to help. If it's not bleeding out, it will probably be fine.
     
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Thank you, speckledhen. He is small, but strong. He's dried off some on the head. It was one of those days where you don't think it through. He seems to be alright though! Hoping [​IMG]
     
  6. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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