In the Brooder
- Jul 23, 2016
I was outside with my 3 day old Cornish Cross chicks when I got up and accidentally stepped on a chick that was laying behind me! I didnt step on its head, just the right part of its thigh/lower body. I still feel so guilty ;(((. So I picked it up and it seemed dumbfounded and confused. It was just staring at me. I brought the chicks back to the brooder and put the chick down. It did not seem in any pain. It walked (staying very close to the ground) and went to the warmest part of the brooder. I picked it up again to inspect the side I stepped on, but noticed that it wouldn’t make any sound like the others when I would pick them up. I have been waiting and it still won’t make a sound. It is not opening its mouth like if it’s trying to. I offered it food and it ate but only wants to be by the lamp. I just noticed that it is shivering. It is not cold and the others seem completely fine with the heat. Does anyone know maybe why the chick is absolutely silent and wants to be by the heat?