HELP! chick on its side eyes closed and drawing/gasping its breath ,advice please??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by irish hens, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. irish hens

    irish hens Out Of The Brooder

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    well the anticipation got the better of me and i try to help the chick out of the shell .(please don't criticize me over this) .anyways the chick had a small bleed by its butt which soon stopped after putting it into the brooder .it is now on its side looking weak ,eyes closed and fast heart beat.its also opens its mouth every 30 seconds or so as if to draw in a breath of air .im not sure what is going on with it .what do i do ?this happen to any of you guys before?help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Was there any yolk?

    It sounds somewhat like agonal breathing, though its not abnormal for a chick to be lethargic and sleepy after hatching. Some are up right away and some sleep for a day.

    A chickens heart rate is very fast, regardless.
     
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  3. daniel adkins

    daniel adkins Out Of The Brooder

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    It's day 29 and my kaki Campbell duck eggs have not piped so I put a air whole in the egg to find thay have not inturnale piped wat do I do.
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    You should start a new thread with a descriptive title ("Help!" is not a good title, for example). I would not have done that on day 29. You need to be patient.
     
  5. daniel adkins

    daniel adkins Out Of The Brooder

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    In don't know wat to do my Indian runner ducks hatched fine.
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    There is nothing you can/should do if they have not internally pipped. You just have to wait.
     
  7. daniel adkins

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    I put a air whole in the egg yesterday a small one because it's day 29
     
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    Any update?
     

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