Help with chicks!

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by brookeee2013, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. brookeee2013

    brookeee2013 New Member

    5
    0
    0
    Okay so I have a 2 day old chick and he is the one who had the tumor thing. It is now gone but I've noticed that he seems to be a lot weaker than the others. And that he doesn't have much use of his left leg. What should I do? Will he get stronger? Another thing, there was a chick that was not hatching very well so 24 hours later I helped it out. I got it halfway out but it was even too weak for that. Now he's in the incubator laying on a towel just chirping. Not making any effort to move around. Is this normal? Will he get stronger? Also, his belly is like a bubble. There was a lot of blood in his egg. Everytime he chirps, it's like part of his umbilical cord comes out. This is my first time hatching and I've already lost one and I don't wanna lose another ):
     
  2. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

    4,193
    4
    0
    This little chick sounds malformed. Euthanasia might be your best option. Blood?!?! Maybe post some pics to help us help you. Doesn't sound promising.
     

  3. Kellence

    Kellence New Member

    94
    0
    0
    With his belly being like a bubble it sounds like it needed longer in the egg and that it hasn't fully absorbed the yolk and will be week as not fully formed and with a lot of blood too think this may be the case i think you will loose it :-( keep us informed
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

    1,466
    0
    36
    keep him warm & hope for the best
    i hate to say it but most problem chicks were the ones that were "helped"
    i'm not saying you should not ever help
    just saying there is a much better chance that
    a helped chick will have some kind of problems


    good luck
    piglett
     
  5. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

    692
    1
    0
    Guessing both are dead by now but if not you should "cull" them! I find the easiest and fastest way to dispatch a day old chick or those up to a couple of weeks old is to simply snap their neck. By placing the chicks neck between the index finger and thumb then "pinch" you can quickly dispatch them!