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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jeepgirl13, Aug 16, 2019.
Those are some study stems to be sure!!!
So I just set another batch of eggs. 34 in total. 17 bantam old English, 7 that I believe were buff brahma if I remember right. They might be silver laced wyandotte, cuz she said she had both and I cant remember which she said she would give me, and 10 of my own flock's eggs, which is a Rhode island red roo over the same hens and one black australorp.
I'm thinking about popping over to august hatch along, and either continuing this thread or starting a new one for this hatch.
Much easier if you just let a broodie hen do the hatching. Silkies are particularly great at hatching and proudly raise the chicks. We are at near 100% using Mother Nature’s way.
Well, one of the babies that hatched out was a silkie, so fingers crossed it turns out to be a hen!!
I think that at this point you should sit tight and just watch them and don’t handle them or mess with them. They will probably do better on their own than with your help. They can survive after they hatch for at least a day on the yolk they have.
I had a late hatch that had to be assisted. He was small and seemed to have neurological issues as well as a bent neck. He had difficulty walking and if he fell over, he could not hardly right himself (I just named him Screetch and assumed it was a him). He died in the night after about 4 days. Sorry to be a downer, but sometimes there is just no hope for a chick. I hope yours does well
I haven't heard of a chick chair and vet wrap. I had one splay legged chick. I cut a straw to the size of the width between a chicks legs and put a small rubberband through it. then, pt the bands around his legs- like a splint. He kept getting it off, and I had to put it back. In about 3 days, he was walking just fine and never looked back.
The chick is thriving now. A couple days in a chick chair and vetwrap, then a couple more days with the vetwrap hobbles and hes running around and being a normal chick.
I have another thread where I documented his rehab process if youd like to check it out.