I meant THROWING legs back but it won't let me correct my thread title. Actually putting them back is more accurate.
This is a bantam araucana chick that is less than 2 days old. It was having trouble getting out of shell had pipped Sunday and finally I took the bottom part off as it was stuck onto it late Monday afternoon.
Then I left it in there to dry until the next day after removing the stuck shell. It was a little sticky at first too but finally dried. I did just now (Wed morning) have to wipe some hard crusted yolk off it's lower body though, that is why it looks a little damp in these pics.
It is very frail and seems to sometimes pant even when not that close to the heat light and throws it's feet behind it's body sometimes. I noticed it doing this with at least one leg and sometimes both since it hatched. It also had a raised red bump on it's back which seems to have gone down that I noticed when it hatched.
I have it in an enclosure since the other chicks are 3 days older and all bigger standard chicks all just fine and they will be moving tonight to their new home.
I had set a few bantam eggs a few days later and this was first of them due to hatch. I have now cleaned incubator this morning and put the few remaining eggs back in since it got so dirty from the other chicks hatching.
So I did hold it to the water a few times and it took a very little bit, I have been trying that a few times a day. I did notice after the drink it bobs it head more for awhile and then settles down. It is still under 2 days old though and no interest in food yet. Any suggestions on what I can do for this little one. SHould I do the bandaid on the legs or what?
Any suggestions are appreciated and thanks. Once the other 11 chicks move tonight I won't have to keep it in the container within the chick crate. I have never had this before and all my chicks are so healthy except this one.
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