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Month -old chicks stressed out by overheating

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My (two) month-old chicks got overheated today when their shade blew off the cage and their water dried up (or they drank it all). I got back in time to get them drinking again and cooled down. They were in bad shape (panting, floppy), but after reviving  were fine for hours afterwards, walking around, eating, peeping happily. When we put them back in their cage for the night, however, they began stress-peeping. We have not been able to calm them down. Could they still be dehydrated? Are they now scared of the cage? If anyone has any ideas, I would welcome them. I am brand-new to this and my children (and all their friends) will be devastated if we lose them! Thanks!

 

Shannon

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Possibly it's too hot?

 

I would keep cold water in with them.Are sure its "Stress" peeping and just not normal, loud,obnoxious chicks.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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They are probably scared of the cage now.depending on want kind of cage it was.  They enjoyed their freedom.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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