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Day old chicks cold!

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So our broody hatched some chicks off yesterday/last night , when I went to check on them this morning 2 of the chicks were not under the hen and were cold, they had some slight movement in their legs and ones eyes would open and close, luckily I have a warm incubator on standby so have taken them away and put them in there to warm, do you think they will survive and is there anything else I can do?
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Good news the incubator did the job both chicks are cheeping and wobbling around, Gona try getting them back under the hen now
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Glad to hear it worked! Good thinking!

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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That is pretty cool that you had the forethought to have a backup plan in place. I do believe you saved the day with your timely intervention. I must say I am tickled pink for you and the birds you saved.

 

RJ

Viking Farms ~ Icelandic Chickens & Hard Feather Bantams

My buildings & birds ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/Welcome-to-Chicken-Georges-Doings

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Viking Farms ~ Icelandic Chickens & Hard Feather Bantams

My buildings & birds ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/Welcome-to-Chicken-Georges-Doings

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So our broody hatched some chicks off yesterday/last night , when I went to check on them this morning 2 of the chicks were not under the hen and were cold, they had some slight movement in their legs and ones eyes would open and close, luckily I have a warm incubator on standby so have taken them away and put them in there to warm, do you think they will survive and is there anything else I can do?

Yup, see post number 4 in this BYC thread for helping cold/stressed baby chicks.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036679/baby-chick-died-and-i-dont-know-why#post_16001048

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Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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