Newborn chick shaking and panting, please help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Catherinekh417, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Catherinekh417

    Catherinekh417 Hatching

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    ive just hatched my first ever chicken egg. It came out by itself at 3pm today, now, 5 hours on it seems to be panting and shaking at the same time at the edge of the incubator. Is it too hot or too cold? The temp is 35.8 and the humidity 60. The temp randomly went up to 38 a couple of hours ago, but I turned it down. Very scared particularly for my little girl it won't survive the night.
    It does occasionally jump up and flap around as though it is trying to get out.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    Could you take her out and put her in the brooder?
     
  3. Catherinekh417

    Catherinekh417 Hatching

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    I won't have my lamp set up until the morning, do you think it's too hot?
     
  4. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    You said your incubator is at 35.8 degrees Celsius? It needs to be 37 degrees Celsius and 65% humidity
     
  5. Catherinekh417

    Catherinekh417 Hatching

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    This is the temp it hatched at, so I need to turn it up higher than the hatching temp now? Thank you for your advice
     
  6. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    Yes, hatching temp for chicks is 37 degrees celsius, the chick is most likely shaking because it's cold. Turn the temperature up and keep a close eye
     
  7. Catherinekh417

    Catherinekh417 Hatching

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    Thank you. I would have assumed it was cold, if it wasn't for the panting. Shall notch it up
     
  8. Lamaremybabies

    Lamaremybabies Crowing

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    It could be panting from exhaustion simply because breaking itself from an egg is a ton of work.
     
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    Sometimes chicks pant due to stress as well as heat, so if the chick is cold it would be stressed and would pant.
     
  10. Catherinekh417

    Catherinekh417 Hatching

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    I've read the brooder should be 30c this seems so much cooler for it to go into tomorrow, any advice on this?
     

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