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Weak chick - having trouble hatching - anything I can do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by back room farm, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. back room farm

    back room farm Hatching

    Apr 10, 2016
    Eastern Ontario, Canada
    Help? I am at the end of my first hatch. It has gone well for a first try with a 75% hatch.

    I have a problem with one of the chicks. It is stuck to it's shell by the umbilical cord and is getting weak. It pipped yesterday morning and I had to help it free from the membrane. I will try to give it some electrolyte solution and see if it perks up. When should I consider cutting the umbilical cord? The other chicks hatched 48 hours ago. This one has come late and it is having problems. Is there anything else I can do?

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