Chick is cold feeling.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by quails-101, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick is really cold feeling and I think it is about to die I tried putting him in a towel and running the blow drier through it but nothing seems to help. What should i do
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Does it have other symptoms or is it just going to die because it's cold? If just cold you need to get it under a heat lamp or in an incubator that's up to temperature immediately to warm it back up. How did it get cold in the first place?
     
  3. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know I had a light bulb on it and it just started getting lazyer and then that happened.
     
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    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    What is the temperature in the brooder under the light? Does it have space to move away from it if it gets too hot?
     
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    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes plenty of room. I have a white heat light on the chicks the quail are fine with a regular light bulb on it and so are the other chicks it's just that one I guess.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Okay, but have you checked the temperature under it? It may be too cold and this particular chick wasn't able to deal with the cool temperature.
     
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    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to take 2 week old chicks out from under the light thats how old they are and I did this so the chick could have it to it's self with out getting stepped on by the others. The thermometer says 92 degrees.
     
  8. Pyxis

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    92 degrees should be fine for two week old chicks, even a bit warmer than is necessary. However the other chicks are going to need a heat source too unless the ambient temperature where you are keeping them is 85 degrees.
     
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    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. The chick that is sick can't get the other chicks sick right
     
  10. Pyxis

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    That would depend on what it's sick with. If it's just cold, no. If it's something like coccidia, yes. Are there any other symptoms besides it being cold?
     

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