I don’t know what to do for a premature hatching chick

Stephanie2247

Hatching
Mar 30, 2018
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We have been incubating chicks every spring but this time we had a chick that started hatching but I don’t think it’s ready to hatch. The yolk doesent seem to be absorbed, the bleed vessels are visible and I can’t tell if the chick is using them, the chick was peeping but now when it opens it’s beak, a sound doesent come out, its half way out of the egg. I have no idea what to do for the chick. I tried wrapping it in a warm paper towel and just leaving it in the incubator with a close eye on it. I think there’s a slim chance of it living. If anyone has any ideas on what to do or how to help it please let me know!!
 

HayDiddlesHens

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We had duckling hatch prematurely too. In fact I just had two silkie chicks hatch three days early today. Just make sure to keep it comfortable, warm, and what ever you do... don't help it hatch. It might lay there and absorb the yolk when its out of the egg. other than that there isn't much you can do. I hope this helps.:)
 

Stephanie2247

Hatching
Mar 30, 2018
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1
6
We had duckling hatch prematurely too. In fact I just had two silkie chicks hatch three days early today. Just make sure to keep it comfortable, warm, and what ever you do... don't help it hatch. It might lay there and absorb the yolk when its out of the egg. other than that there isn't much you can do. I hope this helps.:)
Great thank you so much! I’ll make sure it stays warm!
 

Pyxis

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Get the chick back into the lower half of its shell, if it has come out. Tuck it gently back in there. This will protect the yolk and keep it from getting ruptured. Next, you need to keep the chick in the shell and from being able to push itself out. You can accomplish this by placing the chick, shell and all, into a small cup, which will hold the shell and the chick upright, thus preventing it from getting out of the egg. I find that a disposable plastic cup works well for this. You may have to prop the egg upright by using a dry paper towel to hold it in the proper position.
 

Stephanie2247

Hatching
Mar 30, 2018
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Get the chick back into the lower half of its shell, if it has come out. Tuck it gently back in there. This will protect the yolk and keep it from getting ruptured. Next, you need to keep the chick in the shell and from being able to push itself out. You can accomplish this by placing the chick, shell and all, into a small cup, which will hold the shell and the chick upright, thus preventing it from getting out of the egg. I find that a disposable plastic cup works well for this. You may have to prop the egg upright by using a dry paper towel to hold it in the proper position.
Okay thank you so much!:)
 

Miss717

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Get the chick back into the lower half of its shell, if it has come out. Tuck it gently back in there. This will protect the yolk and keep it from getting ruptured. Next, you need to keep the chick in the shell and from being able to push itself out. You can accomplish this by placing the chick, shell and all, into a small cup, which will hold the shell and the chick upright, thus preventing it from getting out of the egg. I find that a disposable plastic cup works well for this. You may have to prop the egg upright by using a dry paper towel to hold it in the proper position.

Thank you @Pyxis
 

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