HELP

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenlover235, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. chickenlover235

    chickenlover235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I came home today to see if my other baby silkie had hatched. Well when I went to the pen, I saw the hen had lightly crushed it. Thinking that it was dead, I began to remove the shell and the film but there was blood and the chick was still alive. I think it's too early for the chick to be hatched but what do I do?? [​IMG]
    I know it's bad to help a chick hatch, but I wasn't sure! :(
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Do you have an incubator you can get it in? If not try to improvise something because it's going to need to be kept warm and humid. Get it in the incubator and put it in a cup propped up. Can you tell if the yolk is still absorbing? We want to keep it in the shell and immobile so it can finish absorbing the yolk. If it's still bleeding try to stop it by applying gentle pressure with a paper towel to the bleeding area.

    What day of incubation is it on?
     
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  3. chickenlover235

    chickenlover235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It stopped bleeding. It's in a box under a light. There still is a little yolk that I left attached. Sadly I don't have a incubator. I did clean up and dab some of the blood. Should I place it inside a cup to try and imitate an egg? It should be on it's 3rd week.
     
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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The cup is mostly to keep her from getting out of what's left of the egg shell. We don't want her getting out and rupturing the remaining yolk. You're also going to need to keep it moist so it doesn't harden as she works on absorbing it, so try to get the humidity where she is way up. Try to keep the temperature on her between 95 and 99 degrees so she doesn't get cold.
     
  5. chickenlover235

    chickenlover235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much! I will try to see what I can do!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope she will be okay [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Good advice from Pyxis, hope your chick makes it!
     
  8. chickenlover235

    chickenlover235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Fingers crossed for good news. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenlover235

    chickenlover235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Faith pulled through! :D but she is very weak
     

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