saving a peachick runt

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by new pea mom, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. new pea mom

    new pea mom New Egg

    Jun 18, 2017
    mom hatched 3 beautiful peachicks today. The fourth was half stuck and I helped it hatch. Looked like it might die, mother has no interest. I brought it inside and it's gradually getting stronger, chirping a lot and trying to stand. tried to give it liquid with a dropper -- it won't open its mouth. Other than holding it and giving pranic energy what else can I do--how to get liquid into it? It's only about 4 hours old.
  2. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    They have enough yolk in them to sustain them for a couple of days after hatching. Just keep it warm today and then put it under the hen after dark.
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  3. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2016
    If it can't stand within a day or so it likely won't make it. I've had a couple chicks hatch over the years that had trouble standing and they seldom did well.
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