EMERGENCY one of my chicks hatched & i have concerns can anyone talk to me

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goinginblind, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. goinginblind

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    I had one of my baby chicks hatch today & I have a couple questions/concerns can anyone please get back to me before there is a chance I lose this baby. Please Thanks & God Bless.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Can you ask your questions or elaborate your concerns?
     
  3. goinginblind

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    Its hard to explain would be easier by phone. The chick is about 4-5 hrs old and it still has part of the egg membrane stuck to it & stuff that looks like egg yolk, it is moving its legs like it wants to get up but can't it hasn't opened its eyes either. I had a chick hatch on the 8th of this month & didnt have any probe with it except for me having to peel the shell of cause it couldn't zip the egg.
     
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    Tried uploading a pic I just took of it not sure if it went through
     
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    There are many good threads available if you search at the top of this page for "how to assist a chick." Probably keeping the shell moist with a paper towel and warm would help. Good luck.
     
  6. goinginblind

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    The chick is all of the way out of the shell I'm just concerned because its not able to get up yet the other chick I hatched out was up & moving after 1 1/2hrs this chick is going on 5-6 hours & hasn't gotten up. But thanks for trying to help
     
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    Just an update on chick it stayed in the same state that I was concerned about all night till I got back from the hospital with my hubby at 2am, the thing that was stuck to it was dry so I decided to cut it off & well now the chick has been up moving around since & seems to be doing great now just waiting to see if it will eat & drink. Thanks again for your help. Eggcessive
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    Good news. Try dipping it's beak into the water and sprinkling some chick crumbles around it's feet to entice it to eat. Adding some SaveAChick electrolytes might be a good idea.
     
  9. goinginblind

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    Eggcessive. I did dip its beak in the little water thing i got put in the Bator & put some chick starter in there to. Lol when I was trying to do the water with its beak it actually bit me its a feisty little thing.
     
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    It sounds like it is spunky, so maybe it's a fighter. Good luck.
     

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