Chick Out of Incubator for 8 hours - what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goodguytx, May 26, 2010.

  1. goodguytx

    goodguytx Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm embarrassed I have to admit this. In the process of helping a chick out of the shell - with success - one of the others fell out of the incubator unnoticed. I discovered it this morning lying behind the incubator alive but weak. The counter is smooth so it's was unable to stand, and has been lying there spraddle leg all night. I immediately put it a box with a tshirt on the bottom, and put the heat lamp on it. I gave it some water. Seems okay for now.

    Am I doing the right thing? I want to give this one a chance since it's my stupid fault. Hints? Thoughts?

    UPDATE: The chick died a little while later
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2010
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Sounds like you're doing about as much as you can. Keep it warm and on a surface it can get traction on then wait. What is to be will be.
     
  3. goodguytx

    goodguytx Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. The chick died. Lessons learned. Thanks
     

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