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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

    Apr 10, 2017
    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

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    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

    May 30, 2016
    How hot is blazing hot? More likely to be the heat than the water if it was over 90.

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