Help...chick hatched and can't stand up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickmomma5683, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    I just had one of my baby chicks hatch in the incubator and it can't stand up...flops around and its feet won't unfold. They were tiny eggs so I think it couldn't turn around in the egg, I had to help it out bc it wasn't positioned right. How do I help it stand up? So worried [​IMG]
     
  2. melaniekemp

    melaniekemp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there. It's normal that a chick can't stand up right away. You're doing great. Long as it's breathing you're good for now. Let it dry out and get its sea legs.
     
  3. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    Ok thanks. I was reading a lot about it and someone said to put it in a cup lined with tissue or paper towels to make it stand up. It's already dried out.
     
  5. melaniekemp

    melaniekemp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's completely dry and still doesn't stand maybe we should look into this. Does it eat or drink at all? I mean since it doesn't walk you'd have to offer. Have any other chicks hatched? Sometimes they just need hive mind to get them in the mood. Heh. How long has it been hatched out for?
    I had a couple like this in the past. I hatch sizzles. When this has happened I had to implement the sizzle shot glass. Lol
     
  6. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    You put it in a shot glass? Did you put paper towels in there too?
     
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    melaniekemp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. One paper towel folded in the bottom for traction and catching poops. But mine was a silkie so it was tiny. What breed is yours?
     
  9. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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  10. chickmomma5683

    chickmomma5683 Just Hatched

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    Rhode Island Red, it's really small bc the egg was really small. They had only been laying for a month or so.
     

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