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

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

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  1. Kaylas Chickens

    Kaylas Chickens Alabama Legend

    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. Kaylas Chickens

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  3. 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?
     
  4. KikisGirls

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

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

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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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  7. Kaylas Chickens

    Kaylas Chickens Alabama Legend

    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. KikisGirls

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    He's probably resting.
     
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  9. KikisGirls

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

    Kaylas Chickens Alabama Legend

    I have sav a chick. Will that work?
     
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