2 week old chick and lies with wings spread- what does it mean

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jrtbarbi, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Jrtbarbi

    Jrtbarbi New Egg

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    Hi
    I have moved my chicks to my garage in NC. I have a red heat lamp at the end of a rubbermaid container.The temp is about 80-85 in the corner. My largest chick seems sickly. She wobbles when standing and often lies down alot. Is she still too hot? Another chick is sitting with her wings away from her body. Now they could move away from the light and get cooler.

    Thanks
    Barb
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will spread their wings to help cool off. Raise the heat lamp and make sure they know where the water is. You might want to get some Sav-a-chick vitamins to add to water. You can get it at Tractor Supply.
     
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    Jrtbarbi New Egg

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    Ok, raised the lamp and gave a bigger container so they can get away from the heat. She stumbles like her leg is hurt, using her wings for balance. She just doesnt act like the others. But, looks perky.
     
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    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is it eating and drinking? Balance issues can be a vitamin deficiency.
     

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