What to do with the chick for now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustAChickenLittle&More, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Ok, so I have only one chick out so far. It's day 20. No other pips. The chick is already dry and dying for attention. I don't know whether it is better to leave it by itself in the bator at least until tomorrow night, or put it in the brooder alone. What to do? I have a few older chicks I hatched two weeks ago, but they are much bigger so I don't want to try to put her in there with them, they'll probably peck her raw. [​IMG]
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    Oh, I feel sorry for you and the lonely chick. I had one call duck hatch last year all by itself. It was so upset being alone that I tracked someone down on craigslist that had day olds and bought a couple to throw in with her.
  3. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2010
    Yelm, WA
    I'd leave her in the incubator. If the other chicks in there are peeping, at least that will keep her company until they hatch.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Leave it. The others are not far behind. Day 20 is early, and they can survive just fine in the bator for 72 hours.
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Poor little chick! [​IMG] I would leave it as well though because like the other poster said...it can hear the other peeps and it will encourage the others to hatch.Hope all goes well [​IMG]
  6. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    DeLand, FL
    Quote:[​IMG] x2

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