Help>>>>cooling Down Overheated Bird-SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!

Michaelinwa

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 28, 2010
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Try Giving plenty of water, maybe reduce overall temperature. Move Heat Lamp farther away. Maybe is sick, is it drinking water?
 
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easttxchick

Lone Star Call Ducks
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
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Do you have a thermometer in your brooder? Is there a place they can get away from the heat lamp if they get too warm? And do they have access to plenty of water?
I'm sure you know all of this, but just want to be sure it's not any of these reasons.
 

newchik715

Songster
10 Years
Aug 31, 2009
331
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119
Washington
all of the birds are two weeks officially today. One was constantly hopping oout of the brooder so hubby put a plastic lid on one half of the brooder. the birds are covered is what seems to be sweat but one was really bad. drenched, panting, and not moving. she seems okay now. i almost died when i saw her. i turned the heat lamp off bc the room they are in is plenty warm and i thought they should cool down some. i dipped the bad ones beak in wated and i changed their shavings. now i am just watching them. the one still seems real sweaty....do chickens sweat?

also i removed the lid
 
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newchik715

Songster
10 Years
Aug 31, 2009
331
0
119
Washington
sorry i did not give all of the info right away...i was panicky....will she recover from being half baked? she seems okay but still so wet....should i take into a cooler room or outside?
 

Cindiloohoo

Quiet as a Church Mouse
11 Years
Dec 19, 2009
7,471
56
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Southwest TN
Chickens don't sweat they pant and the breath evaporates. Is the outside of the brooder temp a lot colder than inside causing condensation to build? I don't understand what's going on???
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
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SC
Rule #1- cool yourself off first! It's always scary, they will give you panic attacks.

Slowly cool them off, dry and keep dipping the beaks in water for the next hour or so.
 

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