- Nov 8, 2009
omg i made a horrbile mistake. so i decided to put a small rubberband on one of my baby chicks to tell it apart from the others that were hatching. The next morning when i looked at the incubator its leg was swollen and purple. i quickly took it off. 8 hours later it looked a little worse! What should i do? The Chick is walking around and eating but the foot and about half of the leg is really swole and purple! Will i loose the chick? will it recover?