Help 6 week old Sicilian buttercup

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickLizzie, May 5, 2017.

  1. ChickLizzie

    ChickLizzie Just Hatched

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    I moved my brooder with my 11 chicks onto my covered screened in porch last night. It was 48° last night they still have the heat lamp on them and are protected from any drafts. I found one of my buttercups laying on her side away from the others. She won't stand and shes shaking. She keeps closing her eyes as I hold her. Do you think she got to cold?? What should I do????
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    At 6 weeks if it was weaned off the heat---it shouldn't have. Now if you been keeping the heat high and just cut it off and put them in 40 degree weather---that can be "ruff" on them. Sometimes when it get cold and they are not use to it---they will pile up and one or more can get smothered----I do not know what happen---so I am pointing out a few things.
     
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  3. ChickLizzie

    ChickLizzie Just Hatched

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    It was 56 in the basement where I moved them from. And they had the heat lamp at the same level as it is now.
     
  4. ChickLizzie

    ChickLizzie Just Hatched

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    Everyone else is fine. She is eating and I'm giving her water with a dropper still won't stand
     
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  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OOOOOh so they still got the heat lamp---I missed that part?? As long as it was set right(not to hot)---moving them should not have effected anything. Mine are off the heat before 6 weeks? How is the chick doing??
     
  6. ChickLizzie

    ChickLizzie Just Hatched

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    She's a bit more lively just can't stand. Should o get her some vitamins?
     

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