Should I help chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dehmer, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. dehmer

    dehmer New Egg

    Jun 5, 2010
    One chick hatched two days ago and hen left eggs with new chick. Another hen started sitting with her about a week ago. Noticed a chick pipped yesterday. Still not hatched today. I removed some shell around beak to free it. It did have some blood on the head area when I found it yesterday. The sitting hen has pushed it aside and refuses to sit on it. Chick is still alive, peeping, eye opening, but not moving much. Membrane is looking dried out. Should I help anymore?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by