HELP!! Chick remains in ‘fetal’ position!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HuffleClaw, Aug 9, 2018.

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  1. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Miss Change

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    This Chick hatches a few hours ago and won’t open it’s eyes and it stays in this position!! HELP! What do I do!!!??
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    This may be a silly question... Are you sure it is alive? Is he/she moving around, making any sounds? Opening/ closing its eyes?
    If Yes... Is it being kept warm? It looks like its drying off, so that's good, but we definitely do not want her to get a chill.. How did the hatch go, was it a long time between first pip and the unzip?
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I am sorry. Is this an early hatcher?
    Is all of the yoke absorbed?
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    My first thought was if it was alive too.
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    I'm afraid there isn't much you can do but wait...unless you can give it one drop of Nutri-Drench...do you have that on hand?
     
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  7. HuffleClaw

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    Doesn’t open eyes but moves around lots! Yes, she is being kept warm. Hatched day 19 but yolk is now fully absorbed. It took about 8 hours from pip to zip.
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    He's probably resting.
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch Day–6

    Wait....is there any gunk on it's eyes?
     
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  10. HuffleClaw

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    I have sav a chick. Will that work?
     
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