rained on chicks - only 24 hours after hatching... help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rhondakintz, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. rhondakintz

    rhondakintz Hatching

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    HELP! Rain soaked our "brooder box" containing mama and 6 day old chicks. We moved them to dry bedding and placed them inside a very warm shed for the night. Is there anything else we can do? The chicks were very active and healthy prior to the rain...
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    It has been raining on chicks with their mamas for thousands of years. If you have them in a dry place, trust mama to take care of it. They'll stay under her until they are nice an toasty.
     
  3. rhondakintz

    rhondakintz Hatching

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    Thanks.

    I know it's foolish of me to worry so much. Mama is doing a great job, but the chicks are only 24-36 hours old. They were drenched when we found them and looked pathetic. Hopefully, we will find them all alive and fluffy in the morning.
     
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    You probably have nothing to worry about! You could give them a little electrolytes in their water for a few days to make you feel better. [​IMG] Terri O
     
  5. BeccaB00

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    We had the same problem a few months back. we put the mama hen, and the babies in a box, and when it rained the box got SOAKED, and extremely muddy. One of our chicks died from that. We had to bathe the chicks to get the mud off of them. [​IMG] But as long as yours are active/eating/drinking, you shouldnt have anything to worry about [​IMG] good luck with your chicks, and mama hen!
     
  6. rhondakintz

    rhondakintz Hatching

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    We only lost one chick to the damp and wet condition. Fortunately the remaining 5 are active and eating today. Thanks for your help and encouragement last night.
     

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