Premature chick HELP ASAP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MiniatureCochin, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. MiniatureCochin

    MiniatureCochin Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my broody hens just stepped on one of her eggs and cracked it ( so that the chick was almost completely out). The chick has been pipping, so he was supposed to hatch soon, but he's not completely ''sealed up''.
    I've got him in a damp paper towel in my hand so he stays warm & a little wet.
    Is there anything else I should do??

    help!!




    thank you,


    MiniatureCochin
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    What do you mean by not completely sealed up? Do you mean his yolk sac is still haning out?
     
  3. MiniatureCochin

    MiniatureCochin Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah, just a little yolk/membrane is hanging out...[​IMG]
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It should be ok. I would wrap him in a warm wet paper towel and put him in the incubator if you have one.
     

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