overheated peachicks?

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  1. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday at night i moved 4 peachicks from their small brooder to a larger brooder, the heat was over in the new brooder and it was my fault of course, today when i came to feed them i found them all laying down, i read a thread here and some suggested to cool them down with cool water, so i did, its being five hours since i cooled them down, they all staying like this since that time and two seems to breath hardly. What i should do more? Is feeding them a good idea?
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  2. Cindysid

    Cindysid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may be dehydrated. I would try to give them some vitamins and electrolytes in water. If you don't have the vitamins a little honey or sugar would be good, or some people use Gatorade. If they will eat then let them. I would probably chop up a boiled egg for them or get them some meal worms so they will be more likely to start eating. Poor babies.
     
  3. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, i just gave them vitamins in the water, they don't eat by theirselves i need to put some feed in their mouths, i just feed them a little since they didn't eat anything since yesterday! I think they are a little better now! Thanks again.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Water is water they need. Regarding getting them wet, I read an article about heatstroke in dogs that was written by a vet and I think it said something about *not* getting them wet. Seems counter-intuitive, but that's what I remember reading. When I have had chicken hens overheat I place them in my bathroom on the tile floor and tube fluids to them.

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Just read some more on heatstroke in dogs and it said to get them wet, so maybe I misread the article I referred to in my previous post. [​IMG]

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  6. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read some articles that suggest to put them in few cool water so i did, i didn't leave them a long time in the water, i was afraid they would get cold!
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That was one of the risks mentioned when doing it with dogs. With dogs they recommend taking their temp until it's 103 degrees f, I think, but don't quote me on that.

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  8. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Three start to walk(just a few steps), two start to eat, the third i think start to drink and the last one still looking bad and can't get on his feet, but anyway i'm glad they made it! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. q8peafowl

    q8peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And i think providing a heat source worked well, not that hot of course, lesson learned [​IMG]
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have found that my peachicks the same age as yours thrive when it's 85 degrees f.

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