In the Brooder
- Oct 29, 2012
My hen had four eggs hatch yesterday. I found one of the babies soon after hatching laying down, breathing but not doing much else. I thought it would pass away but it didn't. Last night I put it in a box on some bedding to make it more comfortable and to keep the other chickens from bothering it. This morning it was still breathing and chirping every now and then. Still not doing much else. Keeps its eyes closed. It also has dried blood on its belly. This afternoon I fed it some water with electrolytes mixed in. It drank the water. Tonight I gave it more water with baby vitamins mixed in. Should I just keep doing this? The box I have it in is in my garage where it is warm. The high today was almost 100. Should I put a heater light on it though for the nighttime? Please do not suggest I kill it. I can not do that.