Newly hatched chick bloody bottom bloody shell HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Debbie, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Debbie

    Debbie Hatching

    Jul 24, 2007
    We had a baby chick hatch last night during the night. It hatched on its own with no help. The egg has quite a bit of dried blood in it, more than the others. The chick is unstable and falls over on its back and can't turn over on her own and its bottom has a bloody looking protrusion about 1/4 inch in diameter on it. What happened? What can we do for her? Will she die? what is this ball of stuff on her rear?
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    She may do okay...she may have been born a bit early or had a tough hatch, or even hatched out to quickly. I had one like that in my last hatch and she did fine. Can you keep her quiet a\\and see how things go. Maybe her own brooder in a dark room for a bit?

    Good luck.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    The blood...altho scarey, should be ok. I mean...if she is not dripping blood! The little protrusion might just be her egg yolk sack. Leave her in the bator for at least 24 hrs...she should absorb it. Keep us posted!!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    She should be fine. Give her some time and she might puff up and blend in with the others!

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