Urgent. Tiny chick cold still alive. Mum doesn't want it.

amberrenee

Chirping
May 12, 2016
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HELP!!! Found this tiny chick in the nest bedding. Put it under mom. She pushed it away. It's cold. How can I save it? It's peeping. It's egg was like half the size of the other silkie eggs!
 

Nannette114

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Jun 23, 2016
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Yep I agree. For the very short term cup your hands and warm it gently like that.
Ideally for the medium term you need some kind of box with a 100watt light bulb, some chick crumbs and water (in a dish with stones to stop it falling in and drowning). Ideal temperature is around 95f for the first couple of weeks so a thermometer would also be great.
Hope this helps! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 

Burbs03

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Mar 8, 2017
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if you don't have a lamp you could put it in the warmest place in your house in a card board box near a heater (just make sure it is warm enough, about 90 degrees) while you get a heat lamp (a heat lamp will be good to have in the future in case this happens again). if you don't have a warm place in your house you could sneak it in to the store with you while you get the heating lamp so it doesn't freeze.
 

amberrenee

Chirping
May 12, 2016
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Indianapolis
Thank you! He's now in a box with the lamp. I had chicks last year when I got my first batch. I'm hoping for it!!! I've also been cupping it in my hands since I found it. This is my first broody hen and my first egg hatching experience.
 

amberrenee

Chirping
May 12, 2016
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Indianapolis
When should it need food? It's still laying down unable to get up. Eyes closed. I think it hatched early today. If it perks up I think the hen will accept it.
 

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