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One day old chick cannot stand

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Termi, May 3, 2011.

  1. Termi

    Termi New Egg

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    Hello, I have a broody hen that has been hatching eggs. Upon checking her last night I found a newly hatched chick (still wet) about a foot away from the nest. I thought it was dead, it was ice cold. I brought it inside our house and put it under the heat lamp and it started showing signs of life. The feathers are all fluffed out now but it cannot stand. She tries and tries but can't. When she's lying down the legs are straight pointing forward instead of being underneath her. Looks like she has a little pot belly too. Is there any hope? thanks so much
     

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