URGENT: Help! Chick pipped through vein!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by copon2900, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. copon2900

    copon2900 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think a chick pipped through a vein because its bleeding! What do I do?! It's URGENT
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, there's nothing you CAN do. Hopefully it won't lose too much blood, and be ok. But, if not, I'm so sorry, but it is what it is.

    Just cross your fingers and hope it'll be ok. It may end up needing a little bit of help if it doesn't hatch for more than 24 hours after it pipped- it could be weak from blood loss. But, don't think about helping until it's been that long- helping too soon could damage the veins further.

    Good luck!
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

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    I've had a few bleeders, they usually come out ok. Mostly a little wobbly, but I give em some sugar water and they perk right up :)
    Good luck!
     
  4. copon2900

    copon2900 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank you! That's made me feel better! The bleeding has stopped and the little guy is still breathing, so I hope he hasn't lost too much blood.
     
  5. copon2900

    copon2900 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just woke up to a healthy little ball of fluff. He's all dried out and he's running around, so I put him in the brooder. He's very strong and coping perfectly!:)
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

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    :celebrate glad to hear it made it out ok!
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  7. copon2900

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    It's a luckey little chick, 5 days early and nearly bled to death, he's a fighter!:)
     

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