newly hatched chick

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

  1. Charlen Blasengame

    Charlen Blasengame New Egg

    Dec 14, 2009
    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

    Aug 5, 2009
    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 will sadly enough. [​IMG] Hope this helps..

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