need help, sick chick!

DarthCareBear

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 14, 2014
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High Point, MO
I have one that got cold this morning in a freak storm, I lost 3 chicks and this is the last RIR I have. I brought her inside almost dead a few hours ago and nursed her back to like, then I put her with my other chicks when I went to feed the horses. When I came back shes laying on her side panting. Her legs dont appear injured, she opens her eyes slightly when I stroke her head.
 

Eggcessive

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Keep warm with heat lamp, and give some electrolytes or pedialyte. How old are your chicks, and are they not in a brooder?
 

DarthCareBear

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 14, 2014
55
0
29
High Point, MO
She died:( I have 2 breeds of chicks, and I lost all 4 of my RIR but the others are doing fine. Are RIR chicks more susceptible to cold? Both breeds are/were 9 days old
 
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