I'm so sad, frustrated and failed at incubating. I need help with a chick please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Val4029, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Val4029

    Val4029 Hatching

    Feb 28, 2012
    I tried incubating 12 eggs, at lockdown had 7 living chicks. I don't know what happened but only 2 hatched. 1 died last night. I was doing it at work. I'm a nurse. The one that died was born yesterday and stayed in the incubator all day, I think he died from the humidity too high. The other eggs that didn't hatch all have dead chicks in. I'm beyond sad. The one little chick tweets, looks okay except it just lays, it doesn't walk around. It's about 12 hours old. It is in my bathroom, under a light. I could cry.

    Suggestions? Where did I go wrong?
    I have a mommy chicken with babies 2 weeks old, if it lives would. She take it in?
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    I'd try giving the baby some mash of boiled egg, yogurt (plain), chick starter and some water with a little sugar/honey in it.
    If he won't eat on his own then try force feeding.

    Does he look like he might have splay leg?
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    If it lives, I would not put it in with the other chicks. They're bigger and stronger, and I think that they would keep it from food and water and possibly bully it. It's hard to know what may have gone wrong without knowing all the conditions of your incubating and hatching.

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