Adding insult to injury

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenjscott, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I am just sick. As if the flooding weren't enough, today I came home and discovered that the air unit thermostat failed to kick on and I lost over 50 chicks, ducks, and quail in my brooder trailer, mostly chickens. It was 7 pm and the trailer was still 107. No telling how hot it was in the heat of the day. Most of my Urch Hollands and and half of the Urch Buckeyes, my own Hollands, Buckeyes, Polish, sex links, Bob Whites, OEGB.

    I would appreciate any suggestions for backup. I am assuming this was from chick dust in the thermostat. Would an older model thermostat be better than the digital? I am thinking about buying a small window unit and have it set 5 degrees above the main unit, maybe they wouldn't both fail at the same time.

    Any other suggestions?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Gosh, that's heartbreaking, so sorry. You've had enough to deal with lately.

    Can't help with the air conditioning ? (Seattle you know), but your plan sounds good to me.

    Imp- hopefully your bad luck is used up for a while.
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    [​IMG] That's horrible! So sorry you went through that!
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I'm so sorry. [​IMG]
  5. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    I don't have answer to your question but wanted to chime in on the "sorry".. I am losing a chick here and a chick there due to the heat.. I wouldn't know what to do losing that many at once.

    Thinking of you and sending some positive vibes your way.


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