One week old chicks dying from cold!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jenniferlamar70, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys I have an emergency.. My mama hen left all her 1 week old babys out in the cold. 3 died and the rest are laying down shivering and chirping. Ibe brought them in the house under the heat lamp. Is there anything else I can do for them?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Sad to say, I think you are doing about all you can for them. If you haven't, shrink down their area (bit still allow a place away from the direct heat in case they get too warm) and put some shavings or something down to keep them up off the ground. Sorry for your loss but best of luck on the survivors!!
     
  3. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm not sure what else I could do either. I plan on keeping them inside now though. Don't want to take any chances..
     
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  5. jenniferlamar70

    jenniferlamar70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update
    All the chicks have come back from the verge of death. I bright mama in and put her in the cage also. Chicks perked right up when they saw her.
     

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