Couldn't stand to hear it cry anymore... Update post #12

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken stalker, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

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    You did the right thing. He wouldn't have been able to hatch. He'll just need a little TLC and, unless he has internal issues, he'll be just fine. Leave the remaining membrane on though, it will fall off as the chick grows (better to leave it than to accidentally rip skin off by trying to remove it). You may need to isolate him with a quiet friend if the other chicks pick on him. He's very cute. [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

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    Update 1 week

    Well the little blue maran has made it 1 week. She is tiny compared to her brother, but seems to be getting around ok. She looks like she is standing on her toes when she walks. One foot is curled and I tried the band aid trick for a week but she continues to walk on the side of her foot (I just took it off)....should I go longer?

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  3. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

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    aww. i'm glad she made it. maybe try taping (with a band aid) her foot to a piece of cardboard so it uncurls.
     
  4. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

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    Here's a pick of her and her brother for a size comparision. I'm still on the fence wheter she is going to make it. [​IMG]

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  5. PQ

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    Wonderful job!
    As poster above said try again with someting hard under the foot, like a cut out peice the size of foot from a cereal box or such. Leave it on for 3 days then look again! Great work, she is very pretty.
     
  6. peepinglaura

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    Why do you think she still might not make it? She looks so wonderful, so fluffy and filled out, but I'm brand new to this.
     
  7. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

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    I just don't want to get my hopes up. Sometimes they just die for no apparent reason. I guess because she is so tiny. She doesn't eat nearly as much as her brother...of course he is a male [​IMG]
     
  8. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Songster

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    chicken stalker ;p :

    I just don't want to get my hopes up. Sometimes they just die for no apparent reason. :

    *That* I understand!

    Here's hoping!​
     
  9. 4boysmom

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    I had a similar situation with the membrane & helping.....she is doing great and she is smaller than the others, but seems to be quite healthy! The boys named her Lucky Lucy - I finally having them calling her Luch - easier to say just 1 name
     
  10. chickenlove2009

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    Quote:add an n to luch and you have my favorite meal of the day! [​IMG]
    I am just kidding. [​IMG]
     
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