Help chick hatched yesterday and was doing fine

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dusti, May 14, 2008.

  1. dusti

    dusti Out Of The Brooder

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    I kept it in the incubator after hatching and it was doing great. It was walking around and noisy and dry. It hatched yesterday and I went up to check today cause I had 2 other eggs pipped in there and it's laying on it's side and not getting up. I did give it some sugar water hoping that helps but is there anything else I can do? When it does try to get up sometimes it's head shakes really badly. I've never had this happen...any help would be appreciated. It's a banty from my millie fluer hen and banty cochin. Cutest chick I've seen in a long time.
     
  2. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could help it out? I've never tried that.
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Do you have it in the brooder now?
    If not I would put it there. I'm wondering if it needs cooling down and liquids and food?

    Good luck with it!
     
  4. dusti

    dusti Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have put it in the brooder and keep checking on it. It did drink some water but still not standing or anything. Just laying on it's side. But it peeps every once in awhile.
     
  5. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I might just need the rest. Mine are all crazy loud when they first hatch, then they get quiet and sleep a lot when I move them to the brooder.
     

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