Newly hatched chick having troubles, Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amarisus, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    We had a chick that had just hatched this morning who seem to be having trouble holding his head up. I know when a chick first hatches they have touble getting stable but its been almost 12 hours. His head always cocks one way and whenever he trys to lift his head up it causes him to flip over on his back. What's wrong with him? [​IMG]
  2. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Lower NY
    Try offering some warm sugar water. Sometimes that gives them a little boost. You can also try to offer some hard boiled egg yolk if it will take it. Sometimes it really does take a while for a chick to get stable. Hopefully you still have it in the incubator. If not, make sure that the brooder is a good warm temp.

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