Day old chicks cold!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Liam91, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Liam91

    Liam91 New Egg

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    So our broody hatched some chicks off yesterday/last night , when I went to check on them this morning 2 of the chicks were not under the hen and were cold, they had some slight movement in their legs and ones eyes would open and close, luckily I have a warm incubator on standby so have taken them away and put them in there to warm, do you think they will survive and is there anything else I can do?
     
  2. Liam91

    Liam91 New Egg

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    Good news the incubator did the job both chicks are cheeping and wobbling around, Gona try getting them back under the hen now
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to hear it worked! Good thinking!
     
  4. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    That is pretty cool that you had the forethought to have a backup plan in place. I do believe you saved the day with your timely intervention. I must say I am tickled pink for you and the birds you saved.

    RJ
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Yup, see post number 4 in this BYC thread for helping cold/stressed baby chicks.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036679/baby-chick-died-and-i-dont-know-why#post_16001048
    Best,
    Karen
     

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