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deformed chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcher4, May 16, 2009.

  1. tcher4

    tcher4 New Egg

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    [​IMG] What do I do if there is a deformed chick that has hatched. It has a bulge on its rear end that is pretty large. She can walk but does not seem to be doing well. Do I put her in the brooder or leave her in the incubator and see what happens?
     
  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Put her in the brooder with karo syrup mixed with water and see how it does [​IMG]
     
  3. tcher4

    tcher4 New Egg

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    Will it hurt the other chick to drink the water with Karo?
     
  4. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Nope its the same basic thing as sugar water but stronger. Its an old fashion thing my grandparents used to use when they had 100s of birds at a time. I ALWAYS use it on my chicks for at least a couple of weeks, and its even brought back almost dead chicks. Just dont give it too much or it will choke and spit up bubbles. [​IMG]
     
  5. tcher4

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    Thanks. It's my first time hatching chicks. I would hate for my students to come in to a dead chick. I hatched 14 and they were all fine. The last and 15th is the one having problems. Will she naturally drink it when I put her in there?
     
  6. tcher4

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    She also still has part of the cord attatched. Is this a problem?
     
  7. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    It depends since chicks do not need food or water for the 1rst three days. If its not drinking on its own try a small syringe and pry open its beak. Also fill up 1/2 a chick waterer with hot water with the Karo then after stirring it fill it all the way with cold water. For some reason the syrup only mixes with hot water. No idea why. [​IMG]
     

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