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baby chick hatching i do not have an incubator

post #1 of 6
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My chicken has hatched out one baby, a week ago.

I was getting ready to throw the other eggs out and I heard a chirp.

I did the water test the eggs seem developed.

one of them is starting to peck its way out, but very little progress, the mom is letting the egg get cold.

 

I don't know what to do?

The baby is not making much sound , I don't want to lose it  :(

post #2 of 6
Heat lamp?
post #3 of 6

If worst comes help it out,i do it regullary on my quail if it looks like they wont, get out.Even murry macmurry,says don't help, but if it takes a while go ahead and help,if he doesnt get out he,ll die anyway.The heat lamp is a good idea,tractor and supply had lights with globes,you have to be careful about getting to close,heat light hooked on box will peg 100,get a therometer to regulate,if you plan to hatch more tes has,incubators for 44.00    tractor and supply,walmart.I break the shell with my fingernail.   good luck

post #4 of 6
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Baby is still alive, but seems very dry?
I am trying to keep it warm and moist..
Any suggestions?
post #5 of 6
Hows your little chick doing this morning?

Before I had incubators, I cobbled together a cardboard box lined in aluminum foil with a heat lamp above for warmth and a dish of water for humidity. It worked, but I did it enough times I just went ahead and bought a 'bator.

fl.gif your little one is still okay (and out of the egg by now)!
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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post #6 of 6
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Baby is ok!
Healthy and eating!
It took a lot of time, work and patience, ,, but soooo worth it:)
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