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Heat lamp went out. 7 chicks banny chicks died.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angie8eggs, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I was so excited to get these chicks, I picked them out at Tractor Supply, and was being picky as to the ones I wanted. Had them for 2 days, woke up Monday morning at 6 am to check on them and 7 of the 9 died from being cold. That lamp/bulb was on two weeks old. I was so so mad!!! Heartbroken. I guess if anyone could learn from my misfortune, is with these teeny tiny chicks, place them in a small safe box overnight for added warmth. I don't know if it would have made a difference, or not. Sad thing is, I debated on doing that, but knew the heat lamp is warm. So ******. [​IMG]
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantams are especially sensitive to the cold, its harder to keep/raise them then larger birds.
     
  3. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're exactly right! I always had a few, but I also got them at the same time with larger chicks. It's unfortunate that this had happened, but I learned to get bigger chicks at the same time when I get them when I get them again. :/
     
  4. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, if you get large chicks and bantams they seem to keep eachother warm pretty good <3
     
  5. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. gemtruker

    gemtruker Out Of The Brooder

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    so sorry, it happened to me before. I now keep two on. 1 heat lamp and 1 just 100 watt bulb as backup. plus I make sure I use the red heat lamp. the white ones from walmart are junk.
     
  7. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gemtrucker, good advice on two! I had the red one, also. My stupid luck. Always seem to get junk myself. Sorry you went through that too. :(
     
  8. Dannygj

    Dannygj Out Of The Brooder

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    Always keep a pack of hand warmers on hand
     
  9. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Danny! I filled a sock with rice and keep that in there too! But I will FOR SURE, get those hand warmers. I can order a bunch through work, real cheap. Never would have thought about them-thank you!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Kaitlynn679

    Kaitlynn679 Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched quail one time and my mom got a new heat lamp and overnight they all died from getting to hot. They were practically cooked. Sorry for your loss, I know how it feels.
     

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