Chick not doing well

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skye727, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little chick hatched last night in the brooder at about 7 pm. I left her in there until this morning when I put her with mama. She wasn't totally dry but I couldn't leave her in there alone while I was at work all day. She was pretty wobbly when she went in. Now she seems like she's in distress. Her head is wobbly and she is raggedy looking. It looks like Mama might have stepped on her. Her legs are straight back. It's weird. Should she go in a brooder alone or should I leave her with Mama? Also, I had 3 out of 7 hatch. Today is day 22. They are cochin bantams. Should I worry about that?
     
  2. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    some chicks are just destined to die but you should leaver her and mum will do all that can be done to save her

    good luck
     
  3. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel awful! I can't handle animals dying! I always feel like it's my fault. We had that one in the incubator so my son could watch a chick hatch. I was hoping it would be his chicken. I had 3 out of 7 eggs hatch. :-( that means those ones died in the egg.
     
  4. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could feed her some yolk or I give weak chicks a runny mixture of yogurt, mashed boiled yolk, brewers yeast, and vitamin water... perks them right up! I hope she'll be okay!
     
  5. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    it's not your fault. don't give up on her just keep trying
     
  6. Skye727

    Skye727 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She died. :-( I had two of three die.
     
  7. fleedo

    fleedo Out Of The Brooder

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    That is so sad when I got my first 4 my favourite died so now I only have three
     

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