Quick! Help with struggling newly hatched chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kmpcfp, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. kmpcfp

    kmpcfp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an egg that was pipped for over 24 hours and the humidity dropped overnight and the poor guy got stuck inside. I used a cotton swab to moisten the membrane and got him free, but he is exhausted and just laying there. Chicks that hatched after him are up and fluffy.

    Anything I can do for him/her?

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    It has been an hour. He has only lifted his head a couple of times, and moved an inch or two.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hatching is a very tiring process, especially if the hatch was difficult. Just let him rest, he should be up and moving eventually
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    If you have a tractor supply company or a local Feed Store go down and get a bottle of Bovidr Labs poultry Nutri drench .give the chick one drop only by mouth. repeat as needed every 8 to 10 hours until it's perky . put 1/2 teaspoon in a quart of water for the first 10 days to get the chick off to a strong start. great for all chicks . if you don't have access to the Nutri drench go to Walmart and pick up a bottle of poly VI Sol infant vitamins without iron . use the same dosage as for the Nutri Drench. the Nutri drench
    is better because it's formulated for chickens instead of humans . Plus, it does not need to be digested .it
    mainlines directly into the bloodstream
    . measurable in 11 minutes , all natural.
    HTTP://www.nutridrench.com
    Best,
    Karen
     
  4. kmpcfp

    kmpcfp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! About an hour after I wrote that he was up and running. Just needed some time :)
     

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