squishy chick just hatched?


In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 25, 2009
Kingston, TN
I may know the answer to this question but I could hear a chick in an egg earlier and it was beginning to hatch earlier. I had to leave but when I came back, I found chick next to water bowl that I had put in for the momma hen and it was wet and the stomach is squishy and the chick is weak but still alive. At first, I thought something went wrong w/ the cycle and it came out that way and momma kicked it aside but now that I think about it....it's a fairly big chick and may have gotten in the bowl? Or is there any other reason?? It's still moving when I pet it and it's breathing ....is there any thing I can do now besides keep it warm?

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