Chick behavior

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DCW, May 26, 2011.

  1. DCW

    DCW Out Of The Brooder

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    My baby chick has her wings drooping. Whats wrong?
     
  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    perhaps she's feeling icky or is just tired.
     
  3. christina1982

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    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.
     
  4. DCW

    DCW Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for responding
     
  5. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they panting? Are they keeping away from each other? They could be too hot.
     
  6. DCW

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    One is panting but them are still in a group.
     
  7. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a lamp on them, turn it off. Too hot is worse than too cold.
     
  8. DCW

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    I don't have a lamp, but I live in South Texas so it's naturally hot.
     
  9. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. DCW

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    Thanks for the info I'll try that
     

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