My chick is peeping loudly is trying to curl up into a ball again!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eglo Eggs, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Eglo Eggs

    Eglo Eggs In the Brooder

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    I don't know what is happening. My chick had to have an assisted hatch because it was stuck halfway through the unzipping process. There was no blood in the membrane and the egg yolk sack had been absorbed. My chick has started rolling around the incubator having a sort of seizure almost. Also chirping loudly with it's eyes closed, and curled up in a ball almost like it was still in the egg but stretching out occasionally I don"t know what to do. Someone Please Help!!
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    How long has it been since you took it out of the shell?
    Do you have grip stuff in the bator so it can catch a grip on something?
    A wash cloth or small towel will work.
     
  3. Eglo Eggs

    Eglo Eggs In the Brooder

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    It has been about 1 hour. I will try to put a towel in the incubator.
    Thanks for your reply :)
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    I think the towel will help him to get his footing. :fl

    Are there other hatched chicks in the bator too? If so make sure they don't trample him.
    Is the brooder ready? Do you have a thermometer in the brooder to make sure you don't over heat them?
     
  5. Eglo Eggs

    Eglo Eggs In the Brooder

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    I have put a towel in the incubator to no avail. It is still rolling around, But then again it has just hatched so hopefully by morning it will have its balance (fingers crossed). There are no other chicks in the bator. i have the brooder ready with two chicks already in the brooder and it is set to the right temperature :)
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    I'd leave him be for now... hopefully by morning he finds his feet.
     
  7. Eglo Eggs

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    Okay Will Do! I'll update the thread if anything else happens :)
     
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    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Sometimes, it can take a few hours for an assisted hatch chick uncurl and find its feet. Do you have any NutriDrench? I give all my hatched chicks a few drops of NutriDrench concentrate. It usually helps any chicks with balance issues within a few minutes.
     
  10. Eglo Eggs

    Eglo Eggs In the Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,
    Thank You for your reply's. The chick has finally found it's feet and is walking and acting like a very healthy chick! :)
     

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