Day old chick weak... HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hfrey, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. hfrey

    hfrey Out Of The Brooder

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    So I woke up this morning and my baby chick hatched at 5 in the morning. The baby was fine, chirping moving around and sleeping. The usual. When I came home from school I looked in my incubator (homemade) and saw that the temperature was 105.6 and the baby was laying on its back, eyes closed and heavily breathing. When I picked the poo thing up, it was very limp . It was weak and it head hung down from my fingers. So I took it out of the incubator and put it in a box covered with a towel to help keep it a little warm since i thought it over heated, it chirped after 10 minutes and tried to walk around but the baby's head kept bobbing around . Now almost 3 hours later the baby has made no progress, it's chirping but not loud. It tries to walk and its head is still bobbing up and down. I put it back into the incubator and its sleeping now. I just want to know what to do and if it's going to die. I don't want the poor thing to die
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I would recommend posting in the "Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section" or "Raising Baby Chicks" section.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Definitely post in detail on the er thread. I would think it might have damage from the heat but, also is probably very dehydrated
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Good luck with your chick!
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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