newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Charlen Blasengame, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Charlen Blasengame

    Charlen Blasengame New Egg

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    have a newly hatched chick and for over 4 hours now has stayed in fetal position.eyes not open,but is chirping.still has some blood on it's tummy.not trying to walk at all.had 3 other chicks hatch but all were up and walking within 2 hours.can anyone help me and tell me what is happening?
     
  2. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you still have them in the incubator?
    When did they hatch?
    How warm is there housing?

    What I do if that happens, if there still wet I use a warm washcloth and rubs there eye SOFTLY! Careful not to tear something.
    I always put about a teaspoon of vinegar in there water just to help with any stress or trama involved in hatching.

    If it's meant to die..it will sadly enough. [​IMG] Hope this helps..
     

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