Trapped chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dodgersmomma, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs have started hatching and I have one already out but I think there is a problem with one of the other eggs... I checked it when I got home and it had a part chipped off the side, the bad part is that it's not where his head is. It looks like the chicks back and he seems to be having a hard time breathing. Also there is a little bit of blood but I think that is just some of the stuff inside of the egg. Should I help him or leave him be?
     
  2. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he chirping? If you're worried, you can help by CAREFULLY peeling off little pieces of the shell and be careful not to touch the membrane.
     
  3. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I helped him out of the egg, it seemed like there was a lot of blood but now that I think of it there really wasn't that much. Once I got him out of the egg I put him back in the incubator but he still hasn't gotten up to walk. He is just sitting/laying there taking deep breaths. If you try and move him he kicks but that's all. He is also chirpping so I think that's a good sign....
     

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