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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by albird101, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2013
    I woke up this morning to go to the garage to find out the brooder lamp went off, 1 of my packing peanuts passed and was freezing cold and a lot of the easter eggers are on wobbly feet and can't stand up right, I brought them inside and turned on a little heater from the outside and got a blow dryer and started blowing for 5 minutes, a lot of them regain there strength and are running normally now eating and drinking fine, and there wobblyness went away the others are huddle to the side getting heat from outside heater, what do i do?
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    Have you made sure they're free of drafts? Since this was posted about two hours ago how are they doing now?
  3. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2013
    there all up and running but some are still taking it slow hoping for the best
  4. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2015
    Lost Creek ,WV
    You can use a table lamp with a 60 watt bulb or any you have until you can get a new brooder lamp.
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
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  6. gusthebrowndog

    gusthebrowndog Out Of The Brooder

    Try a new heat lamp, if they bunch to cold, need more heat but not to much. The hair dryer was a good deal for a short time.
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    You could also use a hot water bottle or an old sock filled with rice (popped in the microwave to warm it up). Hopefully you e already worked out the heat lamp issue though. Did the bulb just blow? If so, you can replace it with another bulb if whatever wattage until you get the bulb you need.
    I always keep extra bulbs around in case one goes out. I also have 2 extra lamps in case the one I'm using dies (which has happened before).
    Good luck!
  8. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2015
    You can fill a gallon jug up with just hot tap water and set it in their box/brooder in the house. Another post had it as an idea I was so grateful because couple days ago I woke up to no lights because of a traffic accident. I just got my milk jug washed it and filled with hot hot water and set it in their box they all huddled around it
  9. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2014
    Gosh, that would have given you a fright! Great thinking to use a blow dryer, I've used a hot water bottle to heat up chilled chicks before, worked well :)
  10. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    I didn't have a bulb go out, but kept a heater blowing from about 8ft away to keep them warm....doesn't take a big one....

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