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Hatched chick not walking

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunnydt, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick hatched today, not totally on its own. I had to help a little. Its yolk sac was out and I had to push it back in. The chick is breathing fine and moving and chirping a bit but wont get up and just lays there, does not try to get up at all. Is there any hope for it? Never had this happen before.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  2. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Give it time to gather its strength. Hatching is hard work for chicks. I had two hatch a few days ago that I was worried about - and now they're doing just fine. If it is still not walking by in the morning, I guess you'll have to come up with something else. I've given mine some Gro-Gel before to give them a little energy.
     
  4. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are his toes curled under?
     
  5. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks, no his toes look normal but he wont even stand up. He moves around and is breathing fine but hardly ever opens his eyes and wont even try to get up. I am thinking maybe since he just got the yolk inside that it will take a little while for him to get energy. what do you think?
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  6. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give him time. You'll have a much better idea tomorrow morning.
     
  7. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys were right! He is up and walking around doing great!!! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] that's great!
     

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