3 week old chick unable to stand all of a sudden?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jenell, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Jenell

    Jenell New Egg

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    HELP!!

    We have two baby chicks and they have been housed in a rabbit cage and have had a heat light. 3 weeks old. Feeding chick feed the store suggested, they are still eating, have clean water.

    i have cleaned the cage every 2 days and water everyday. I turned the light off last night thinking it may be to hot since beginning to get adult feathers in.

    Seems like one started with it then the other is now doing it? What do you think and how can I help them?
     
  2. etammy

    etammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three weeks is not an adult. They need to be at around 85 degrees at three weeks old. They do not feather out until 7 weeks at least. Give them some heat and some electrolyte solution in the water, they need the extra nutrition at that age
     

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