High temps. Chick is lathargic

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kasophia, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. kasophia

    kasophia New Egg

    Apr 11, 2016
    Hello, we are having a heat wave here, hot for us at least. Today I noticed that my chick is very lathargic. Thought it wasn't a big deal till I went to put them to bed and she didn't move. I have picked her up and put her in coop but I'm still very concerned. Usually she would run away from me and always stays with her mom. What should I do? I'm thinking I will give her the night. It is cooling down. If she is the same in the morning I will dip her in water. Any thoughts?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Are you sure it's heat related and not possible illness? How old is the chick? If it is true heat stroke, I find holding their feet in very cold water for about 5 mins does the trick and brings their temp down. Also during really hot days you can add "rooster booster" to their water. Or another electrolyte.

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