Well first off thanks for looking at this post! Long story short had a nightmare of a hatch with 4 chick eggs, only one survied hatching after we changed it mother (We use broody hens, not incubators), as the last mother was a complete and utter mental/cannibal and killed and almost ate the other 3 )': Well the remaning chick hatched quite well under a new non-cannibal hen and everything was going fine but when i checked an hour or so later after I saw its body was forcing its way out of the egg, so I left it for a bit. Later It was flopping about still a bit wet as usaul but it had this ball of yolk attacted to its "bellybutton" and unfortunately it broke.. Needless to say ive been on these forums all morning and all cases of this mostly end in tragedy but now this is my situation. The mother has abandoned it as she thought it was dead because believe me the state i found it in it looked stone dead. But then as I was going over to show my mum it hadn't survied it mouth opened and gasped for air and it continued to do this for an hour or two literally taking a deep breath every 15 seconds or so! We were trying to muster up the courage to cull it as it was unconcious, limb body and there was blood all over its vent area, but we were praying for it die on its own. However my Dad could cull when he comes home this evening as he is more hard hearted than us.. Anyway its breathing suddenly went to quick gasps then slowly to normal breathing and whenever i touched it (to clean its vent are and put some pressure on an exposing hole where the cord and yolk sac had been) its body would move and as if it was trying to kick me off. Then after that it began chirping then slowly it began gaining better control of itself, only slightly. At this moment in time it is a small guinea-pig cage with paper towels on the floor. It is sort of sitting of its legs but its body is very weak, its eyes are closed but when a loud or noise of it is disturbed its eyes flicker open then shut again. Oh for the bleeding that would NOT stop I put a load of flour on the wound then fairly tightly put a plaster over it. At first the plaster fell off from the blood but eventually it became clotty and now it is nice and clean and I think the wound has stopped for now as I re-did the flour and plaster. Now I have a load of options and I really need advice.. The chick could drop dead at any time but for now it is alive and dosent appear to be in pain anymore, I hope. The chick is also very noisy, always a good sign but is just so weak everywhere else. It is in my conservatory because it is very hot in there, we do not have an incubator and it goes very cold in there and everywhere in the house actually, at night! Anyone know how to make a quick brooder to keep it warm at night? Do you think its lost too much blood? As it can't balance itself and isnt even opening it eyes apart from a few moments. Anything you recmmoned I should do? And finally just to assure you all I will not let it suffer at least not for long, I will cull if nessacary but I wont lie and say im not encouraged by the fact it actually made a remarkable recovery from the state i first found it in! Sorry for the long post, any advice is welcomed!!! Thanks.