Moments from death...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Camelot Farms, May 12, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    but I think we have saved it.

    A lone straggler hatched last night and this morning I sent DD (age 8) to put it in the brooder which is an old bunny hutch with the little side door. The lamp is hooked to the outside and shines through the mesh on the front. Works great. I told her to put the little fella in through the side door so that she didnt have to fiddle with the lamp etc.

    I just went out to do chores and something said...check the chicks. So I opened the side door to see if they needed food or water and there laying on its back on the cold wet bedding next to the waterer is the newest chick. GAH!! Text DS who is at the house to come and help me. In the meantime chickie is soaked and shivering so I do what anyone else would do...drop him in the front of my brassiere until DS gets down to barn. He runs back up to the house with the chick and puts him in the incubator and cranks it up to get it warm again. I finish with the chores and go up to house to check chickie. Incubator is only up to 77 cause we have the central air on. Chickie is shivering. I open the vents and blow hot air from the hair dryer into the bator. Get it up to 90 in about 3 minutes. Chickie is now fluffy and dry and moving a bit. Not up rambling around but at least moving.

    Poor DD said she put it by the waterer so it wouldnt have to go so far to get a drink. And she didnt want it to get too hot in the light cause all the other babies from yesterday were away from the light so in her mind, they were hot. She feels awful and is checking on chickie every 30 seconds and calling out updates. [​IMG]
     

  2. amberu

    amberu In the Brooder

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    wow..your one fast mama!! Good job saving the baby!!

    Amber
     
  3. mfrenchcaz

    mfrenchcaz Hatching

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    My babies arrived this morning. One of them (S-L wyandotte) was clearly weaker than the others. when I checked on them, I thought she was dead. I cupped her in my hands and breathed on her for almost an hour and she came around! If she makes it, she will always be my special chicken. :)
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    GREAT JOB!

    I too, have saved a chick from death my mammaries.
     
  5. Breasts; feeding babies and saving chickens, one pair at a time.
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    [​IMG] Fast action!
     

  8. vatterpa

    vatterpa Songster

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    Wow, saved by the boobs! thats a new one
     
  9. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    Breasts; feeding babies and saving chickens, one pair at a time.

    LOL:lau
     
  10. NurseELB

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    Hmmm... This is the second thread I've read today about a life saving pair of breasts. I may have to write an 'Ode to the BYCer's Breasts'. Sounds like we have some 'big' heroes around here! [​IMG]
     

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