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Help! Peachick hatched and has blood/yolk hanging out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mandarin1, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. mandarin1

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    So my peachick hatched just a few minutes ago and it has blood and looks like maybe some yolk hanging out. The inside of the shell has some blood in it, not sure what to do so any help would be very much appreciated!
     
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    Line a cup or a bowl with a dry washcloth then put the chick in the cup/bowl inside the incubator. This will keep chick from moving and still so the rest of the yolk can absorb/dry up. It will also keep her from injuring herself/other chicks from stepping on it. Good luck. I've had 2 chicks heal up from this before with that method. After it dried up I cut the rest of the hanging stuff off so she wouldn't drag dry stuff around. Took a few hours for it to dry/absorb.
     
  3. mandarin1

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    Thank you for such a quick response!! I did this and everything dried out but there's a dried up glob of blood where the umbilical was at. I dont want to remove it bc I dont want her to start bleeding again so I put some Neosporin on it. Also she seems very weak. She isn't running around chirping like normal she's got her eyes closed and seems to not have any energy. I have her still in the Hatcher and away from any other chicks and I dipped her beak a few times in some water that has merricks blue ribbon poultry electrolytes (this also has vitamins in it) hoping to get her to bounce back from her rough hatch. Is there anything else I can do to try and make sure she makes it?
     
  4. mandarin1

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    Also should I give antibiotics? I have some oxytetracycline on hand. Just doing some reading and its possible for an infection when this sort of thing happens? If I do need to give antibiotics can I put the antibiotics and electrolytes in the same water?
     
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    As long as the dry stuff isn't hanging and getting in her way, I'd leave it. Just apply neosporin to it. The neosporin without pain relief. Also try Nutri-Drench. It will perk her up a great amount. You just add it to their water. Available at your local farm store.
     
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    Thank you both for your advise. I am still having trouble with her being really sleepy and not eating or drinking. I used a dropper to put a couple drops of water on her beak and she is not liking it at all. I will try the nutri-drench and see how that goes. Where her umbilical was is looking okay. It's not looking red or swollen thank goodness, so hopefully it stays that way. Thank you again!
     
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    So I've been calling around and no farm stores around me have nutri-drench. I went ahead and ordered some, but it won't be here right away. The farm stores do have sav-a-chick, would that be beneficial until I get the nutri-drench? thank you!
     
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    Yes, that will be good until the nutri-drench shows up. You can also give a bit of scrambled eggs for a boost me up. She may take a while but I think she'll be okay.
     
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    Okay, great! Thank you for the advise:) She still seems weak today, but she is still hanging in there. I'm crossing my fingers she is acting normal in a couple days:fl
     

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