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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DCW, May 26, 2011.
My baby chick has her wings drooping. Whats wrong?
perhaps she's feeling icky or is just tired.
I noticed mine was doing that too. Then I noticed the others were doing that while they sat down...I think it's a combination of being hot and tired.
Thanks for responding
Are they panting? Are they keeping away from each other? They could be too hot.
One is panting but them are still in a group.
If you have a lamp on them, turn it off. Too hot is worse than too cold.
I don't have a lamp, but I live in South Texas so it's naturally hot.
If you have them in a brooder with a mesh top, you can lay ice packs on the mesh to let cool air fall into part of the brooder. If you don't have a mesh top, you can freeze water bottles and put them in the brooder covered with a towel so they have a cool spot to go to. You could also put ice in their drinking water to keep it cool.
Thanks for the info I'll try that