Injured chick...what do I do?


In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 14, 2014
I have a chick that sometime between last night and this morning managed to get herself under a box cover that was in the brooder to keep the water raised. I think she must have been crushed by the other chicks as they walked on the cover to get to the water as she was pretty squished up when I found her. I cannot see any injuries however she won't open her eyes or get up and just lays there breathing heavy. I have moved her into a box with her own heat lamp and food and water, but I'm not seeing any improvement. Any advice would be appreciated as I've never dealt with a situation like this before.
This is one of those "wait and see" moments. She will either live or not. You have done all you can do. You may help to encourage her to eat and drink by dripping water in her beak or trying to give her a few crumbles by hand. The rest is up to her, though.

Good luck.

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