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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kayla’s Chickens, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:11 PM.

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  1. 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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  2. HappyDancin'

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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?
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am sorry. Is this an early hatcher?
    Is all of the yoke absorbed?
     
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    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    My first thought was if it was alive too.
     
  5. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    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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  6. 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.
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    He's probably resting.
     
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    KikisGirls Enlightened Premium Member Project Manager

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    Wait....is there any gunk on it's eyes?
     
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  9. I have sav a chick. Will that work?
     
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