Abandoned chick what to do?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephkcole, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. stephkcole

    stephkcole Just Hatched

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    [​IMG]This little guy hatched a couple of days after it's bro/sis. And the hen isn't sitting on the nest anymore. This chick was halfway out and it's shell dried on him. It's still alive and we took it inside and put it under a heat lamp. We were able to get the shell damp enough to pull the rest off but I don't know what to do with it now? I've got some towels in the dryer to put around him. Has anybody else had this happen. I really would like to save th chick if I can!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  2. Mak24456

    Mak24456 Out Of The Brooder

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    If he's healthy and eating/drinking, you might be able to sneak him under the hen in the middle of the night.
     
  3. stephkcole

    stephkcole Just Hatched

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    I might try that. Just in the time that I posted this the chick is starting to dry off and moving around. It's eyes are open and I've been giving it water.
     
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