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Save a chic..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Southrnmealworm, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anyway to save a chick if the egg has been broken the day of hatch but the chic didnt break?.And hasnt sucked up the yolk sack..
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    The only thing you can really do at this point is leave the chick alone in what is left of the egg and see if it comes through. Occasionally, birds will absorb the yolk sac on their own outside of the shell, but they are at a higher risk of infection from contaminated yollk sac.
     
  3. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive noticed we dont have good luck at all when this happens to them..Thanks for your responce the baby didnt make it is why I asked..
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had some make it. I stuff them back in the bottom half of the shell, wrap them loosely in a damp washcloth and set them back in the incubator. Without an incubator it would be harder but you could probably keep them in a warm box (heating pad) and make sure to keep the cloth damp. For future reference...
     
  5. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks ill try that if it ever happens again..
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Your welcome. The main concerns are to keep them still so they don't break or contaminate it, keep it from drying out, and make sure they don't get chilled.
     
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