something wrong with newly hatched chick

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maryplb, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. maryplb

    maryplb Out Of The Brooder

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    He had a very difficult time getting out of the shell and after much research and over 24 hours waiting on him to make his way out I decided to intervene. I started last night making a larger hole for him and put him back in the incubator in hopes he would finish the job. He didn't, so i finished the job for him the next morning. There was no blood and yolk was dissolved. It has now been 15 hrs and he still can't move around. His little leg is still trying to fold under him like he was in the egg, he can't hold up his head and he has a large squishy bulge on his left side near the rear. I attched a pic. Can anyone tell me anything about this poor guy and maybe help me know what happened to cause it?
     
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    maryplb Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is another pic
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I see that you have already started a thread on the incubating and hatching eggs forum. I'd suggest that you post your question in that forum, as thats where the hatching experts are most likely to hang out.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  4. maryplb

    maryplb Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to mention he is breathing hard and rapidly but does peep when he hears me coming.
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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    maryplb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the suggestion. I will definitely post there.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hope the chick will be alright [​IMG]
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings and a belated :welcome! Great to have you aboard! :)
     

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