Need Help, Silkie Chick Just Hatched and Is Bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Haunted55, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie chick that hatch on it's own this morning and is bleeding from the vent? Watery blood. What do I do if anything? The shell had bloody edges and could still see like blood vessels lining the eggshell.
     
  2. chickmagnetZ

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    congrats on the chick and sorry about the blood, but if you could post pics that would help
     
  3. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really can't, I have Marek's here and need to keep closed incubator until all have hatched.
     
  4. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: The bleeding has slowed down and seems to be stopping now. I can't see that any of the other eggs have pipped yet. Is it safe for me to open this incubator and take this poor little mite out? I have blood stop powder here, will this work?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    If she's still bleeding, I would call that important, scrub up and open the bator and treat her, but leave her there.
     
  6. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did, I couldn't stand it anymore. The bleeding did stop and she's been yelling at the other eggs to hurry up all day and night. 2 more have pipped a little and I can hear another show egg peeping back. I think I had better get building another coop today. Maybe if these, however many are hatched, are in a seperate coop, they'll have a chance. I'll put it away from everything and up wind, build it like a rabbit hutch with a raised run. I was told by a hatchery owner that if you can get them to survive a year they will build up an immunity to Marek's or whatever. I hope he's right.

    thanks so much for the replies and info..
     

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