Clasroom egg hatching project - chick with problems

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by annbacon, May 14, 2009.

  1. annbacon

    annbacon Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 3, 2007
    No. Cal
    We have just completed round 2 ouf an egg hatching project for a third grade class. We have one healthy chick and one that had a very difficult time hatching. We gave it a little help getting out of its shell ( I know, we probably shouldn't have). It has a weak neck and a slightly malformed wing and foot on the right side. It has had a bit of water and seems a little stronger afterwards but still having a tough time. Any suggestions on what we should do? Thanks!
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Hate to say but is sounds like it's not a healthy chick and should probably be put down. Sorry. If a chick isn't strong enough to break out on its own it's not strong enough to survive. There are exceptions to every rule. Unfortunately your class gets a lesson you didn't plan on but it's an important lesson in life. Good Luck and sorry about your problems.
  3. lovelychicken

    lovelychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    IMO, keep assisting it, maybe it'll get better....maybe not. I would give it a chance though.

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