I lost a baby to the cold :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenlynn4, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    Last week we had a cold snap and I lost a youngster that was out in my grow pen. I have 2 heat lamps on them, but this little one must have gotten pushed aside. Now we are expecting temps to be highs in the 20's! I wont make that mistake again! I just went and bought a huge plastic tub and placed it in my spare bathroom tub. Looks like I will have teens in my bathroom again this year! LOL So please learn from my mistake and bring thoes little ones in if it gets bitter cold! I wouldnt want anyone else to feel as bad as I did. [​IMG]
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    That's so sad. I've been wondering about the cold we've been having, but from what I understand when they are older and all grouped together they can handle some low temps. Plus, most of my girls are good cold weather birds from what I've read.
     
  3. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    Sorry Jen that is lousey cuz the weather just own't stabalize one day it is 50 next day 29 - really hard on the birds
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    I agree shari. the weather has been so wierd. they dont get a chance to get use to the cold when its in the 50's one day and then the teens the next few and then right back up to the 50's! its been so wierd this year.
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is sad. I've been wanting to put my babies out, but I haven't.... 'cos its been cold.

    They are pooping alot & stinky, but I'd rather have them safe. I have them in a refridgerator box with a light, downstairs.
     
  6. cakkleberrylane

    cakkleberrylane Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in Florida and I bring the mother & eggs in just before hatching. My spare bathroom always has a big plastic box with a Mama & chick(s) in it! I'm not so worried about the cold but that the other chickens might stomp on the babies. Probably a good idea to bring them in. You can air out the room if necessary, but I find cleaning them every day keeps the odor down. I also keep the window open a crack.
     
  7. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sooo sorry.[​IMG]
     

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