I have a hatchling less than 24 hours old who appears to have a cut near her (or his) lower tummy area. Can this chick be saved? I have placed a small napkin over the cut area and swaddled the chick in a wash cloth. It didn't appear to be doing well leaving it in the incubator and I was concerned the other chicks might peck at it or get exposed to the infection if I placed it in the brooder.
Please let me know what I can do for this chick.
It's peeping, but not like the other chicks. It has little energy, but I did get it to take a couple sips of water. I'm hoping the heat from my hands will keep it warm enough for now. If the chick is unable to heal itself, my goal is to keep it comfortable while it's alive.