I had to assist a chick in hatching in sub-par conditions (because the hen was killing chicks upon hatching) due to no incubator, low heat/humidity, the chick's lack of progress in hatching itself, and membrane drying. The chick is now 14 hours old and can't walk, can't even really stand. Its feet are thrust in front of it and whenever I try to help it, the chick can't seem to support its weight on its legs. See the photos below for more of an idea... It can lift its head, but usually lays its head on the towel. Otherwise, its eyes are open, it responds to us, and it's fluffy and alert and the peeping has become stronger since last night. But now I'm afraid the chick is a cripple.Below are some photos. Any help and advice would really be appreciated.
Edited by Freckleluck - 6/14/12 at 8:32am