Help Please! Poorly 1 day old chick

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by youngalexrob, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. youngalexrob

    youngalexrob Out Of The Brooder

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    My australorp chick hatched under its mom this morning, 14 hours ago (6am). It just lieson its belly gasping, with its eyes closed. The mother has lost interest and I really dont know what to do :(
     
  2. Fancychooklady

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    You need to get it under a heat source and dip your finger in some water and place it to the tip of the beak. If you can get it to drink a little then it is time to try it on some very soft scrambled egg.
    But warmth and hydration are most important.
     
  3. youngalexrob

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    Would a desk lamp be ok, I've tried tiny drops of water but it doesnt
    seem to be taking it?
     
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