2 chicks almost dead

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenFamilyof5, May 13, 2010.

  1. ChickenFamilyof5

    ChickenFamilyof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moved our 7 week olds outside to the coop with a heat lamp and things were going well until tonight. We got some cold rain and they didn't go back inside their coop. I have 2 chicksthat are on the brink of death here. Any tips on bringing them back??? trying to warm them up slowly with the hair dryer and some heating pads and of course body heat. Any halp would be appreciated.

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  2. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Use your heat lamp until they either make it or don't make it. Once their core temp is below a certain level, they'll have multiple system failure pretty quickly. I believe chickens normal body temp is 42ºC, humans are 37ºC. Since they have substantially less body mass than even adult birds, and don't have their adult feathers yet, they're very susceptible to hypothermia.
     
  3. ChickenFamilyof5

    ChickenFamilyof5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help. They both made it:D. Lots of TLC (body heat) and a little help from the hair dryer and heating pad. I guess they are going to be on lockdown for a few days until the weather gets a little nicer,
     

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