HELP!!!!!!!!WHATS WRONG WITH MY BABY CHICK?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Dave, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 19, 2008
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    Yesterday where I live we had record heat. The temperature was almost ninty degrees and I had the heat lamp on my baby chicks in the coop. The baby chicks were very hot, they imediatly drank all the water when I gave it to them. After I turned off the heat lamp and the chicks were fine, all except on. This morning that one chick is on its side, still breath and alert but will not stand, eat or drink. Does anyone know what I should do. Please help me.

    Thanks,
    Chicken Dave
     
  2. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give water, wait, hope.
     
  3. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    I was worried about that same thing yesterday, we actually had weather in the upper 80's here. I turned my lamp off too, and gave them some cool water. They were all on the far side of the brooder away from the lamp, practically in the water dish! They all seemed fine after I turned off the lamp and refilled the waterer, but I hope someone knowledgeable jumps on here soon, I'd love to know for future reference!
     
  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I hate to say this but the same thing happened to a few my chicks like a month back, they did not make it. they got heat stroke. just make it drink water stick its beak in the water put some suger in the water, this might help it get a boost a bit.
     
  5. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help. I try all that stuff and see how she does.
     
  6. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    goodluck [​IMG] hope she pulls through
     
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I'm sorry about your chick![​IMG] Make sure you chicks/chickens never run out of water! This is really important on hot days! I can'tbelieve how much they drink sometimes!!
    I agree that is could very well be heat stroke. I would try to make it drink water.
     
  8. Chicken Dave

    Chicken Dave Out Of The Brooder

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    Good News!!! She is already doing better. I gave her some water with sugar in it and she is now standing up and trying to get the water herself, before i was dipping her beak in the water and she would drink. Thanks for all the help!
     
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    [​IMG] thats good. keep an eye on her to make sure.
     
  10. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] thats good thats she is getting up but i would try to put some vitamins and electroytes in her water just to give her another boost [​IMG]
     

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