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Sick Chick Just Hatched

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kyliekg, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. kyliekg

    kyliekg New Egg

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    Hi I'm new to BYC and need help for a chick that's just hatched. We checked on our hen and seen a chick was stuck in the shell. I gently peel the shell off, it was stuck to the chicken in some parts. The chick is breathing but won't open it's eyes it cheeps sometimes but can't lift it's head. It also had open bulging at it's rear which i pushed back in. I've taken it away from the hen as it can't move. Not sure what else I can do to help it thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - a shame that you have to begin your membership of our flock on such a bum note. I hope that other members will have something more positive to suggest, but personally i would cull the chick.

    Sorry to make such a negative suggestion

    CT
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you have a sick chick :hugs From how you have described the bulging at the chicks rear end I would think it has some kind of hernia in the umbilical area. I'm afraid things are not looking for your chick but you could try to make it more comfortable with heat and see if it would like something to eat and drink. I'm afraid not all chicks hatch healthy and it is just natures way.

    Good luck with your chick :fl
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] hope the little guy makes it.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us, though wish it were under better circumstances!

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    Can you update us on how the chick doing?
     

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