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Poults got too cold!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamiebartlett, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a nice warm sunny morning that we had to pull up the lights and open up the top to let the warm air come in without overheating the chicks and poults. The afternoon got cold rather fast and we were busy with other things it didnt cross our mind that they were on the porch. We went out to put the light on and 1 poult had already died 2 look like their on death bed and 1 is questionable. Chicks are ok!!

    Is there anything we can do for the poults besides giving them warmth again?

    Thanks, Jamie
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Oh - that doesn't sound good.
    Some vitamins in their water might help. Perhaps you could mix some warm water in with their chick food and encourage them to eat that.
    How old are they?
     
  3. jamiebartlett

    jamiebartlett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're three weeks. We don't have vitamins... :-/ 2 of them are sleeping but still breathing. I did some stimuli by rubbing them and encouragint them to stand up, but they're fighting.. One is walking around still shivering, we brought i back up to 90 degrees in there.. ;-/
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good luck with your poults. I never knew they were THAT needy!
     

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