Recently Hatched Chick - Needed Help Hatching - Now is Weak (somewhat graphic pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MoosePijamas, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. MoosePijamas

    MoosePijamas Chirping

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    I have a chick that needs some help. :(

    I acquired some chicks (check my introduction for more backstory). Out of the 8, 3 have hatched. One on day 19 and the other two on day 21. 2 were duds. The other 2 are still incubating. They are rockin' but haven't pipped but I will let them do their thing - whether it's saying goodbye or saying hello.

    This one chick is at day 25. She started pipping through the middle of the egg and I decided to intervene. I feel terrible and now I just feel like I should've let nature take its course. I find myself helpless and I'm reaching out for help.

    After re-reading countless times how to help, I went ahead and helped her out of her egg a day ago. I figured she would not survive but she's a tough little girl.

    My biggest concern is that her body seems swollen with fluid. She still has the 'gunk' stuck to her vent. I have not attempted to cut, pull or remove this gunk in any way shape or form. She is making chirping noises every now and then. I offered some water to her with some chicken electrolytes and it seemed she did take 2 or 3 sips from it with some assistance. She is currently in one of those crappy incubators (best I could find under notice of needing an incubator) at 80% humidity and about 99/100 F degrees.

    Is there anything I can do to make her comfortable? I would love for her to survive but if she is in any kind of pain...... :(

    I posted some pictures.....Thank you to everyone in advance. Everyone here made it possible for at least 3 chicks to survive.
     

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  2. MoosePijamas

    MoosePijamas Chirping

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    I'm thinking perhaps Omphalitis? :(
     
  3. WhiteWyan

    WhiteWyan Songster

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    Definitely omphalitis
     
  4. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    Try leaving the chick inside the incubator for a couple days. I ran into this to on my last hatch if chicks. The chick got better after 2 days inside the incubator. Best wishes and luck!
     
  5. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

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    Neosporin, or any triple antibiotic (NO PAIN RELIEF), OR Betadine Solution should be applied on a regular basis.
     
  6. MoosePijamas

    MoosePijamas Chirping

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    Thank you everyone
     
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  7. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    Very welcome and :welcome
     
  8. MoosePijamas

    MoosePijamas Chirping

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    Thank you again everyone. Chick passed away this evening while my mom was holding her and I was applying iodine.
     
  9. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    I'm so sorry! :hugs
     
  10. getaclue

    getaclue Crossing the Road

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    I'm so sorry!
     

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