Help-hatch-chick problem

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by njeggvt, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. njeggvt

    njeggvt In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    my 1st chick hatched yesterday morning (day 20) and it still seems weak. it can't stand very well. a 2nd chick hatched this morning after piping yesterday morning (over 24 hrs in shell), crippled and very, very weak. i think it will die soon.

    i had a very hard time with temps (lg 9200). my question is there anything i can do for the 1st chick as far a helping it stand?

  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I just had a chick hatch that was the same, it was the last egg out of a good sized hatch and my temp and humidity went all freaky as it was pipping. It hatched about 24 hours ago and was weak and is just now walking.
    I had Poly Vi Sol, baby vitamins (without Iron) and gave him a drop this morning and another tonight. He just rested and rested until he gained strength. I think that is about all you can do.

    How is the one crippled? Sometimes leg issues can be a vitamin deficiency, so you might try the vitamins on it as well.

    Unfortunately, some chicks are just weak and might hatch but not thrive.

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