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Day 5 was a rough one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmomva, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday was day 5 of having baby chicks........it snowed 6 inches......and it was only going to rain and of course the power went out and after an hour it was below 80 in the brooder and when it got down to 75 I said ok gotta do something I even called the power company and begged them to send someone faster to fix lights...........I put my sweat shirt on backwards and put them in the hood with the thermometer and covered up with the blanket and in a few minutes we were up to good temp.......my other relatives had come to our house after the power came on ..........they thought my human incubator was funny it worked in a pinch.........just for a few hours...........the lights came on and off for several hours and when the temp. would dip in the brooder back in the hood they would........I kept them in for 20 minutes or so at a time.........I was afraid they would get dehydrated or something it was a rough long day but you gotta do what you gotta do Right??????????
     
  2. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a dedicated chick mom! Gosh, I hadn't thought of that... the power going out. That was a great idea. Bet that sweatshirt smells good. [​IMG]
     
  3. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woah! Congrats on doing a good job with the chickies, interesting way to keep them warm [​IMG]

    All I can say is that for once, I'm greatful Florida doesn't snow!
     
  4. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    A soon as the power was on in the wash it went...........It will have to be my chicken outfit for later events............

    [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenmomva

    chickenmomva Out Of The Brooder

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    The snow was completely unexpected for sure........last week it was in the 80s here and there is still snow on the ground today........my girls out in the coop are all weirded out now they are tip toeing around in they're yard........

    [​IMG]
     
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm filing this away in my mental list of 'good things to know'! I bet I wouldn't have thought to do that!
     
  7. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:lol:interesting????????? thats halarias:clap:ya:lau:lau
     
  8. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
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    I had to do that with my sweatshirt once when I had an orphaned baby who wouldn't stop crying. It worked great!
     
  9. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    chickenmomva, way to go on the rescue!

    Hope they provide you with lots of eggs in the future, for being so nice.

    bigzio
     

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