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First time hatcher - everything look ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gahorseygal, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. gahorseygal

    gahorseygal New Egg

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    We saved this guy from a broody hen that abandoned her clutch of eggs. She had stepped on one egg but this guy survived. Does everything look ok? Are we just waiting for the zipper now? Help!
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did the chick zip? From your photo, it looks on track for hatching with the external pip.
     
  3. gahorseygal

    gahorseygal New Egg

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    No it never zipped. I started to get worried last night because you could see it trying to peck at the membrane but nothing was happening. I ended up assisting and helped it hatch out. It's peeping and scooting around a bit but not walking yet when I just checked at lunch time. It seems to have a weak right side, looks like it can't push up on that side like it can on the other.
     
  4. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad you had a good outcome. Sometimes they're weak after having a difficult hatch - supplements like Sav-A-Chick may help it as it gains strength, but it can take a couple of days.

    Please keep us updated on the chick's progress. [​IMG]
     
  5. gahorseygal

    gahorseygal New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome!
     
  7. gahorseygal

    gahorseygal New Egg

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    So we think it's got spraddle leg on one side so we made a little hobble, hopefully he's looking better tomorrow. He looks good otherwise!
     

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