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Post by mountainmama on Mon May 06, 2013 9:34 pm

There were so many chicks, I had to open the incubator and transfer most to the brooder, but opening it up took away some moisture. One of the chicks wound up getting stuck in the shell. I had a choice, let it die, or try to help it and see if it would die anyway. I ran it under warm water and used tweezers to take off most of the shell and membrane, and she is in the incubator laying on her side, peeping.

If she lives, we'll call her Miracle. She's kicking and trying to get up but so far is too weak. She keeps trying, though.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Mon May 06, 2013 11:27 pm

Awww that has to be hard to see, I hope she hangs on, she sounds like a little fighter. Wink
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Post by mountainmama on Wed May 08, 2013 2:28 am

She's up and walking around, taking lots of rest breaks in between. I think she's out of the woods now. When she gets stronger, I'll take her from the incubator and move her to the brooder.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Wed May 08, 2013 6:15 am

I'm glad she's doing better. Smile
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Post by Sonshine on Wed May 08, 2013 11:53 am

Glad your little miracle chick is doing well. Smile

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Post by Rohn on Wed May 08, 2013 9:30 pm

Glad you little chick is going to make it. It is exciting raising chicks. I've hatched from an incubator in the the past and it is lots of fun. Where I'm at now I can't raise chickens and I miss it.
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Post by mountainmama on Thu May 09, 2013 5:47 am

Miracle is completely fine now and blends right in with the others. I'm so glad she made it!

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Thu May 09, 2013 6:13 am

That's fantastic, I'm so happy for you. Smile
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Post by Sonshine on Thu May 09, 2013 12:19 pm

YAY Miracle! Smile

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Post by carla on Thu May 09, 2013 5:10 pm

You all are making me want to get a farm. I'm so happy miracle made it.

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Post by Sonshine on Fri May 10, 2013 6:03 am

Carla, I'll convert you before you know it. LOL

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