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Homer the Broken Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Flutterbee, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Flutterbee

    Flutterbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my hen has had four chicks hatch so far. The first three, Winifred, Gus, and Eunice, are all doing very well. Now the fourth, his name is Homer, is a little bit broken. I don't know if he hatched too early or what happened, but when I first saw him, I noticed one of his eyes was clouded over like he had a cataract or was blind. He also had a tiny bit of his egg sac still attached to him and was bleeding a little bit.

    But throughout the day, the bleeding stopped and he lost the egg sac. He made it through the night and still seems weak, but is A LOT stronger than he was yesterday. I don't know, has anyone had any experience with a premature chick? Can I expect Little Homer to live? What can I do to help him? He's been working on standing this morning, something he couldn't do yesterday, and I watched him take a few wobbly steps. I really, really hope he makes it. His sister, Gladys, has been hatching since yesterday so hopefully she'll be here soon.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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