I think I have a preme help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by princesquilter, May 28, 2011.

  1. princesquilter

    princesquilter Hatching

    Mar 15, 2011
    Eggs are not due to hatch untill tomorrow one hatched yesterday under my broody. she will not stay on the chick who is lethargic still moves and chirps, do I need to take it away and hand raise it? I am going to try and feed sugar water later when hubby gets up.
  2. JestersEye

    JestersEye Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Mullica Twp., NJ
    If the hen is moving off the chick then I would probably take it away and put it under a heat lamp. The hen may simply "cull" it through neglect it if it doesn't seem strong. Also, if she is leaving the nest to get away from the chick, then the other eggs will get cold and die, too.
  3. KaneMoa

    KaneMoa In the Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    I agree with jester. Pull the chick and get it under a lamp. I would put the eggs in a bator or hatcher too.

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