Last evening we realized our broody hen had a lively chick under her. As we (finally) moved the hen from the nesting box to a dog crate so the other hens wouldn't bother babies, or babies wouldn't get out (thought I had more time)...anyway. We found also one dead chick and one dead in the shell. So I went to bed very worried about the mothering skills of this hen although there were so many things that couldve gone wrong. This morning the baby is listless and shivering. Apparantly the momma didn't keep her under her wings, just next to her. My husband just told me that he thought we would lose the baby. Well, my own momma hormones kicked in. Now I'm at work with this baby under a heat lamp in a shoe box of straw. She seems much calmer now that she's warm, but she sleeps unless I touch her. At least when I touch her she opens her eyes for a few seconds and stands up. I have tried dunking her head in water, but she hates it. I've tried dripping water down her beak. She sits with her beak in the air -opening and closing it like I've seen other baby birds do, but not chickens. After she gets a few drops down, she keeps the openin/shutting thing going with her beak accompanied by a clicking sound. Someone be honest with me. Am I prolonging the torture this baby is suffering or does he/she have a chance at survival?