Stuck chick out - hmmm?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TOL Chick, May 20, 2010.

  1. TOL Chick

    TOL Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Milford, MI
    Hi - thanks to all who talked me through "helping" my stuck chick out - he's peeping like crazy - 3.5 hrs later.

    I had to isolate him in a plastic dish with papertowel in it to keep the others from jumping on him in the bator. Because of the position he was in for 48 hours - on his back, head to one side, one leg out, one leg in the shell - he's a bit deformed right now.

    Feet are curled up, head is to one side, and he's really not walking yet - any suggestions? I certainly want to give him a chance if you all think it is worth it...

  2. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Central Virginia
    Give him a bit more time. You can isolate the one chick with a cardboard ring in the brooder if you need. With any luck, time will fix your baby up. If it's severe, you could try splinting, too - but I'm not sure if that would work in your case. Can you post a pic?

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