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Chicks half dead!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rose98, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Rose98

    Rose98 Chirping

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    I have 2 bantams which hatched yesterday.... went out to the brooder this morning and one was laying on its back the other in the corner...
    I'm guessing they got to cold about 29 degrees Celsius.....
    is this what it would be.... is there anything I can do to help them????
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Warm them up.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Chicks need a heat lamp if there isn't a mama hen to keep them warm, first week it needs to be 90* in the brooder and 5* cooler each week there after till they are fully feathered.Make sure you have a good thermometer to use in the brooder too. When using a heat lamp always set up your brooder so one end stays warmer than the other so if the chicks get too warm they can move out from under the heat lamp .
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014
  4. Rose98

    Rose98 Chirping

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    Yep got a heat lamp set up....I took them inside and seem to have warmed up.
    Ended up putting them in a small old incubator i have...
    Thanks for your help, sorry pretty dumb question...
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    No question is dumb. and great news they are still with you and warm. [​IMG]
     

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