In the Brooder
- Mar 16, 2018
Just looks like a hatchling to me.
Super early like this... I don't worry.She is supposed to be stumbling and falling and getting stuck on her back? Shes 7 hours old now
I dont expect her to be a walking expert but she gets so out of breath and looks hurt when shes stuck for so long.
Also, I read the legs can sometimes form wrong, so I wasnt sure if hers are
Super early like this... I don't worry.
If it's still falling on it's back after 24 ish hours, then I would totally be concerned.
Legs CAN form wrong. And sometimes it's genetic... but very often it can be caused by temp spikes or drops during your incubation. Or even slip injuries from after hatch inside the incubator if your floor is too slippery. Or nutritional deficit of the parent stock.
Have you any more pippers or zippers?
Not completely sure about stuck on the back...
I would be sure to have some poultry nutri drench or other GOOD supplement in the water.. and maybe also.. do a drop directly to the beak when removing to the brooder... I don't do before close to 24 hours or when I'm sure no others are still working their way out.
She ISN'T hurt... though.
@Pyxis Do you have experience in this area, to offer any advice?
Fix this before next time.the chick kept knocking of the water tray cover,