weak newly hatched chick.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jferlisi, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So my chick just hatched on day 26 and the membrane was stuck to its vent still. Its under a broodie, and she pecked the shell and membrane off. It looks to have bleed some but the bleeding has stopped. Should i leave him under her or put him in the broodie for a few days till he gets better then give him back?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd put a dab of antiseptic on it and leave the little one with mum. It should be fine once its dried out. I'd only remove it if its bleeding a lot or it hasnt dried to a scab after 12 or so hours.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    When you offer her food, I would make it chick feed mush (add water) to make digestion easier
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Thank you both for your response. But sadly the chick passed a few hours ago.
     
  5. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh how sad sometimes what seems like a small amount of blood to us is just too much for a tiny chick, there's nothing you could have done though. [​IMG]
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I'm sorry. Sometimes there is nothing you can do. [​IMG]
     

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