Single baby silkie born, she won't stand...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sunne73, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    and her feet are curled in. She hatched yesterday, 1 of three eggs that made it. I am keeping her warm and she is will drink if I give it to her. She does get around by hobbling, but shouldn't she be standing by now? She also isn't eating, I threw some crumble and egg in with her and she is not touching it. She is my first home grown egg baby and I really don't want to lose her. Any suggestions?
     
  2. melodym78

    melodym78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever taped their feet before? You may have to position the toes in the right formation then tape them in place. I use a cloth tape or bandaid works well too. I have had to do this with some chicks I got from the hatchery before..I had good results. The chicks can live for about 36 hours off the yolk which was absorbed before hatching. I hope it makes it...fingers crossed for you...
     
  3. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much, these websites were very helpful :)
     

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