Momma hen squished her baby.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gimmie birdies, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    momma hen stepped on 2 day old blue splash maran baby, slept on it all night like that. baby was alive but squished and stuck to bottom of chicken pen. It was crusty and laying very flat. I heated a beany bag and wrapped in towel, feed yolk water and now she is sitting up with open eyes. any time a chick is not doing well I wrap them in a warm towel/beanbag/or hand warmer and they usually get better.
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully the chick is alright.

    Does the hen have other chicks? Are you planning to put the chick back with the hen, or will you just care for the chick yourself?
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    she is done being a mom. but I have 4 other chicks under heat lamp. this one is still with us and I am keeping it warm.
     

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