Dropped 4 day old chick

DanTaylor

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 5, 2009
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Grand Junction
I did the one thing I tell my kids not to do! I stood over the brooder box with a 4 day old chick and proceeded to drop her on her head. She fell about three feet. She seems to be fine eating, drinking, sleeping, pooping, and does not seem to be in distress. However she has a large marble size knot on her chest. Oh.... I feel awful. Any advise?
 

purpletree23

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
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No advice. The little things are so delicate. She's eating and that's a good sign. I'll say a prayer for her tonight.
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
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Anderson, Texas
I'd keep an eye on her. But you said you dropped her on her head. One thing I would be thinking is she weighs absolutely nothing so theres not much impact from the fall.Everyone has dropped a few chicks . I doubt the fall caused her chest to swell up. I'm not a vet though.
 

DanTaylor

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 5, 2009
12
0
22
Grand Junction
I don't think it's her crop, none of the other chicks have it and her swelling is going down. Thanks for the comfort, I still feel a little sick about it. Poor thing!
 

purpletree23

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May 15, 2009
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YEAH!!!! Happy news!
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AnimalLover99

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7 Years
Apr 26, 2012
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i dropped a chick a couple inches into the cage but it got right back up and ran around... its fine right? i was in the feedstore and i didnt by that one but i wanted to make sure it wasnt hurt
 

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