HELP MY CHICK IS SICK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickchick88, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. chickchick88

    chickchick88 New Egg

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    Ok so I'm new to hatching but one of the chicks was ready to hatch but was a late chick it had a hole and it was peeping but the membrane hardened and couldn't escape so we helped it out but make some holes and it did the rest but when it came out it looked sick like it was gray and it will lay down and fastly breath then it will flip upside down and start panicking trying to flip it self back up but it can't so we have to help it it doesn't move and his head barely lifts up
     
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is he/she? If just a couple of hours old, thats perfectly normal. He is simply learning to hold his head up, gain his strength, find his feet, and rest up from a big day of hatching. Im sure hes fine [​IMG]

    Happy hatching! And welcome to BYC!

    -Mustang
     
  3. chickchick88

    chickchick88 New Egg

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    Thank you that is reassuring
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under chickchick88 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I have only experienced hatches under a broody hen so usually do not get to see those first few 'finding it's feet' stages and the first glimpse I get is a fluffy, dry head and beak peeking out from under mumma. I do hope that is all it is and your little one is OK.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickchick88, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I am a hatching rookie so I will defer to the experts on all matters of hatching. But I wish you all the best and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Newly hatched chicks sleep a great deal, and once they are up and running, they can fall sleep standing up/then fall over. Your chick had a difficult hatch which is more exhausting to him, so he may be slower to be active. For new chicks set out a shallow dish for water with clean marbles or pebbles in it, so they won't drown if they fall headfirst into it. Also be sure to show chicks where the food is by tapping on the feeding, and doing the same for water, as their momma would.
     
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  7. chickchick88

    chickchick88 New Egg

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    thank you all but sadly the chick died this morning
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Aaaw, I am so sorry to hear that [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwwww im so sorry, sometimes things just aren't meant to be [​IMG]
     

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