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Gave 3 week old chicks some cold water and now two have collapsed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by katienana, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. katienana

    katienana New Egg

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    Hi,
    Today it was blazing hot out and I thought the hens and their chicks would love some cold water. They all drank happily. Later when I returned, 2 of the 7 chicks had collapsed...still making sounds but seemingly unwell. could it be the cold water?what should I do? The other chicks are well.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably not, but no chicken needs Ice COLD water(if that's what it was)---fresh water out the spigot is good but ice cold water causes me to get a brain freeze sometimes if I am hot. Good Luck!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  3. Stephine

    Stephine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How hot is blazing hot? More likely to be the heat than the water if it was over 90.
     

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