Emergency Help Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by champers44, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. champers44

    champers44 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 15, 2016
    So I have 10 total chicks that have hatched. One hatched today about 8 hours ago. I noticed that it seemed to have trouble walking in the incubator so I took it out and inspected it an then stuck it in the brooder. It seems to have trouble walking, is breathing slightly harder than the other chicks (not panting), and seems weak. Is this just cause it's a new chick or is something wrong? Please help!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    It may just be that it's only been hatched for 8 hours and has not quite gained its full strength after hatching which is a very hard process for them. Was it late to hatch compared to your others?

    I'm afraid if it was quite late to hatch it may just be a weak chick. These things can happen as not all chicks hatch healthy. Have you dipped its beak in the water and encouraged it to eat? Some sava a chick or similar in the water can help.

    Good luck with your chicks :fl

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