Need Help Asap (PICTURES ADDED)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I know this is not a good sign but I do not wanna cull this baby. It just hatched 30mins to an hour ago fully dried and he cannot hold his head up he just sits and spins with his head tucked under touching his belly...TELL ME WHAT TO DO I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ME BEFORE.
     
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  2. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but I doubt there's anything you can do that'll help it, other than leave it be - maybe its just a late bloomer.
    Give 'im a little more time.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I would give him more time to come around...Wait a day to see if he comes around. Hatching is tough on them sometimes..
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I plan on it I know culling is a fact of life when it comes to hatching and raising I just never have nor know if I can. I just didn't know if I could splint his neck or something.
     
  5. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no help. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I don't have any on hand but can get some tomorrow...He does seem to be trying to hold his head out more and is now standing.
     
  8. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's good to hear.. I try to keep a bottle on hand here, standard practice now is first waterer filled half way gets two droppers full of Poly-Vi-Sol Regardless.. It seems to give em a kick start..lol..
     
  9. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I had two do this out of this hatch - one last night and one this morning. Both were tucking their heads to their belly then flopping onto their sides, heads still curled. Both are up and running around like crazy right now. They seemed to just need a little extra time to get their bearings. I'm not sure if that is what is going on with yours, but I thought I'd give you a little hope that things might work out ok.
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Oh I hope so! He is holding is head up more and trying to walk around.

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    Here is one of them he just lays there and cries his foot stick out like this all the time he tries to stand up.
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    Here is the other with the tucked neck this is how he stands it was way worse then this...
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