Help! Something wrong with my chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laxgirl45, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. laxgirl45

    laxgirl45 Just Hatched

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    I think this chick hatched too fast and didn't fully absorb the yolk, it keeps falling onto its back not sure if that's related. Last time this happened my chick died within 24 hours. Is there anything I can do to help it survive?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Not really. Just watch him that others do not peck it. What day did it hatch on?
     
  3. laxgirl45

    laxgirl45 Just Hatched

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    I put them in the bator Thursday evening and it hatched out this morning. The other chicks haven't even broken through their shells yet so it does seem to have hatched a little earlier than planned.
     
  4. laxgirl45

    laxgirl45 Just Hatched

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    I'm confused because I've read that you should put it in a cup with a damp cloth so that it can absorb the rest of the yolk, leave it until it dries and falls off, gently push it back in and cover it, and tie it off with floss and cut it off when it dried out...not sure which option is best but for now I have it in a cup with a moist paper towel and it's ticked! Haha
     
  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I was asking from the beginning of incubation to hatch?? So you are saying today was the 21st day?
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    That should work!!
     
  7. redsoxs

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  8. laxgirl45

    laxgirl45 Just Hatched

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    Yes today is the 21st day
     
  9. laxgirl45

    laxgirl45 Just Hatched

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    Great thanks for the advice! [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] hope all will be well
     

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