HELP chick not moving very well

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by starrmar006, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    I have a chick that was born yesterday (3 days too early) and is not moving very well. When she hatched she had 2 more days of yolk left to absorb so I left her in the incubator. Her yolk dried up through out the night and she is going down hill fast she can't lift her head or walk. When she needs to go under broody mama she starts calling and broody mama moves on her to keep her warm. I don't know what to do! Can someone Help?
     
  2. AmyJane725

    AmyJane725 Crowing

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    Is the yolk sack still biggish? I'd imagine you should keep it moist with coconut oil and hope that the rest of it soaks up. If momma isn't trying to kill her that's probaby a good sign? I don't know much about hatching chicks. Wish someone more experienced could help. I'm not sure who the hatching experts are though. Maybe look in the Hatching section of the forum?
     
  3. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    The yolk sack dried up
     

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