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It appears that my broody hen "helped" two chicks hatch today by pecking their shells away after they creating the first external pip. This resulted in both having a partially unabsorbed yolk, one is a little bloody, and one has a head injury (probably from an accidental peck). They are currently resting in a tiny brooder set-up to keep them warm and safe. I have been surprised at how loud and active they try to be.
Is there any chance they can survive?
Is there anything I should do to care for them?
 
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I looked through, and unfortunately, I didn't know about the "chick in a cup" trick soon enough to keep either chicks' yolks from bursting. I did not find them until it was too late for that to help either. So far I have not heard any advice about what to do for a chick whose yolk is partially unabsorbed and ruptured. :(
 
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One chick has died and the other appears weak so I don't expect it will live either. 😢 I think that when I found them I was just too late to help. Hopefully, the next hatch will go better.
 

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