Help! No power or hot water!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wemimew, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. wemimew

    wemimew Chirping

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    Hi everyone. We had a huge storm this arvo and have no power or way to get hot water. My silkie chicks are around 3 weeks old and have most of their feathers - how long can they last without heat? It will be getting down to 16c here tonight and they are in the warmest part of the house in a plastic tub to keep any heat in. There are 3 in there so I don’t know if that is enough body heat for them.
     
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  2. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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    you could pop them under your jumper for a warm-up if you get really concerned they are too cold
     
  3. muddy75

    muddy75 Free Ranging

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    they should be fine until power comes back on especially if indoors
     
  4. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Songster

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    yes in the dry is the key...
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    If your electricity is coming back on today, that should all work.
    Find another place with power on, and move them temporarily there. Friend, family, or workplace possibly available? Check now, so you have permission and a backup location.
    Mary
     
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