baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by oesdog, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Crowing

    Jun 7, 2010
    I have a hen outside with 4 - 6/7 day old chicks and a baby chick in the incubator with eggs that don;t seem to be hatching yet. Baby chick needed help out of its shell but is doing ok now though not eating or drinking yet. We don;t want to lost it and don't know what to do? It is cold out and so not sure if I should put baby with mum and older chicks?
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008

    The chick in the incubator can stay there a day or 2, it's still living off it's yolk. If you feel you must move it, I recommend moving it to the brooder.
    Do it very quickly because opening the incubator in the last 3 days can really mess up the hatch.

    The hen and other chicks might reject it, I wouldn't chance it.

    Good luck!
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]. I have never had that situation happen but there is an incubation topics on here that might help you , good luck and hope you enjoy your chicks. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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