One chick hatched early...need a bit of help going to sleep

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MuskokaChick, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Muskoka Region Ontario
    Last night was lock down, as I was turning the eggs for the last time I noticed a pip mark. I immediately put water in the dish with sponges and shut the lid.

    This morning the pip mark was bigger, by lunch a few little bits of shell gone, then we had to head out for a few home at 5:30 and she was out of the egg and half fluffed up.

    We got the brooder ready and when it was at a constant temp, we put her in. She had a very tiny bit to eat and no water...I stuck my finger in the water and to her beak and she took some and then shook her head like "WTH was that!?!?!" Anyway...she knows where her food is, where the water is, there is a little mirror as her egg mates are not due to hatch till Tuesday...

    I need to go to bed, but I am nervous. She seems to be wanting to sleep but every time I go in there I disturb her awake...

    Is it normal to be nervous...and is there anything I need to worry about????

  2. saucywomyn

    saucywomyn Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2011
    Scotts Mills OR
    She'll be fine. Go to sleep. They don't eat for the first day or 2 anyway.
  3. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

    Apr 22, 2011
    Gumboro, Delaware
    As my Grandfather said....."One must practice patience!". It will be right there tomorrow rip ready and rarrin' to go [​IMG] . Kind of like a watched pot.... It will eventually boil but not with you watching it! [​IMG]

    Good Luck and all should be well.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

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