New chick hatch, not improving like the others?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Horsewell, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Horsewell

    Horsewell Songster

    May 27, 2008
    I'm not hopful for this little chickie, but its worth a shot if i can save it [​IMG]

    I had my first hatch of chick yesturday and today, however, one chick who piped around 26 hours ago hadn't zipped, so i decided to help it out. After freeing it from the egg after 10 minutes, it seemed to just be sleepy like the others perviously hatched. But after 2 more hours and its still not walking around, it seems to loose balance and just slumble over the moment it does stand. And now its just laying down in the incubator not moving much, but trying to get up each time i talk to him.

    Is there anything i can do/give it to help it along and maybe help it servive?

    Anything would be nice [​IMG]
  2. Psak9Sports

    Psak9Sports In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2010
    Annapolis, Maryland
    Sugar water seems to help, also plain gatoraide. For food after a few days if she isnt improving then make some scrambled egg yolk.

    Good Luck to you and your little one.

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