The story behind this question is that I had some eggs incubating and some of them hatched yesterday, but two of the chicks had a hole in the stomach with their guts starting to poke out. I decided to stitch them up and apply Neosporin and they both seemed ok last night. This morning, one of them seems to be doing great, but the other's stitches apparently burst and I think the guts are hanging out too far for me to attempt again.
Sorry if that bothers some of you, but the reason I am asking this is because I still have about 12 eggs in the incubator and I want to be ready if it happens again. I want to know of there is a way to make the chick go to sleep so that they aren't awake for the stitching so that they don't have to feel the pain and so that they don't keep moving while I'm doing it.
I know a lot of you will probably tell me that I should put them down, but I want to attempt to save them if I see a chance. However, if some of you have some quick and painless methods that I could use for chicks that are in too bad a shape, then that would be helpful. (I would rather not cut their necks)
Edited by metalman488 - 3/18/16 at 5:31am