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Cold chick dead/ maybe not.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dandan111, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. dandan111

    dandan111 In the Brooder

    Aug 25, 2013
    This morning I went to the barn at 5am and did my counting. 1,2,3,4,5? 1,2,3,4,5?
    Ones missing!
    I looked to find the 12 day old laying on her side on the floor lifeless with only one eye open and a small twitch. I took the baby bird into my hands and thought now what? First I ran her to the house to run her under warm water. My wife comes to the scene and offers a I don't think that's a good idea.
    I took her outside back to the barn and put the chick under the heat lamp. Around 7am I texted my daughter and wife to ask if it's dead. Nope all is good! All the chicks are running around doing chicken stuff again.
    The chick flew the coop so to speak. They are now set up on the floor. Shouldn't be any more problems.

  2. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    Wow! That's pretty amazing. I was reading that someone else was able to revive cold, almost lifeless chicks by warming up a towel in the dryer and then gently wrapping the chicks in the warm towel.
  3. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Songster

    Dec 23, 2014
    Great job. Good quick thinking.
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    A blow dryer works well in these types of situations too!

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