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Help! Broody hatched a late chick, but momma isn't sitting on it and it's wet.

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What do I do?do I hope she goes back to chick, do I bring it into house and warm it with a heating pad...or my hands? I hate to lose this one. She hatched four on day 21 and this one on day 24. Four or five more eggs in the nest. She was sitting until I came out mid morning and found this little wet chick. Please help, I don't want to wait too long!
Thank you!
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What do I do?do I hope she goes back to chick, do I bring it into house and warm it with a heating pad...or my hands? I hate to lose this one. She hatched four on day 21 and this one on day 24. Four or five more eggs in the nest. She was sitting until I came out mid morning and found this little wet chick. Please help, I don't want to wait too long!
Thank you!

I would get it under a light or on heat until it fluffs up and becomes active and is eating. Then I would see if momma would accept it back with the rest.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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Thank you for your help. I called our local wilco and got the same advice. I brought her in and she's on a heating pad and fluffing up nicely. She's actively peeping and trying to stand. I am so thrilled, I think she might make it! Will put her back under mama tonight. When I first saw hWe, I thought she was already dead. Then, when I picked her up she was cold. So happy she's perked up. Thanks again for your input.
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Thank you for your help. I called our local wilco and got the same advice. I brought her in and she's on a heating pad and fluffing up nicely. She's actively peeping and trying to stand. I am so thrilled, I think she might make it! Will put her back under mama tonight. When I first saw hWe, I thought she was already dead. Then, when I picked her up she was cold. So happy she's perked up. Thanks again for your input.

That's good!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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