- Mar 10, 2019
I have been raising chickens for over a year now, and all of them have been hand-raised from chicks besides 2 hatches. My first hatch was not my own eggs, but went extremely well. The mom got broody again, and this time around I had a rooster so I used my own eggs. 2/4 eggs hatched without issue, but one got stuck. It had been 36 hours and it still was stuck and not making progress. I brought it into my house and helped it hatch a little. I left it in my incubator overnight so it could finish the process (my mistake). At about 8am this morning, it was hatched! I took it out, snuck it under the mom, and went out. I returned at about 3pm to a bloody, abandoned chick. I thought it was dead, but there was life! I rushed it into my house and immediately wanted it to have heat since it was very cold. After heating it up, I gently cleaned the wound and put medicine on it before wrapping it and returning the chick to the incubator for more heat. Am I doing this correctly? I've never had a sick/injured chick. Does this chick have a chance?