Random lethargic chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eschlabach15, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. eschlabach15

    eschlabach15 Just Hatched

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    Hey guys.

    I woke up this morning to feed my chicks in the brooder in our garage. And found a trampled chick. I put the crumble down and all the other chicks scrambled for it but one that happened to be underneath everyone else. We live in South Florida, and when I went to bed at midnight, it was 90 degrees in the garage. So I didn't turn on the heat lamp as they range in age from 2 weeks to 4 weeks old. When I picked this one up, she was pretty cold. I fed her some sugar water and she peeped a little. But I don't think she's coming back from this. Should I have put the lamp on?

    I'm a first timer. So any suggestions would be helpful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi [​IMG]Welcome To BYC

    You may want to separate her, provide her with a little heat and see if she will drink some more sugar water or add some electrolytes. Get her hydrated first, then offer some wet chick starter.

    Keep us posted.
     
  3. eschlabach15

    eschlabach15 Just Hatched

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    I had to leave for church. I had separated her and put her under the light, but when I came home, she was gone.
     
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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. missy1971

    missy1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So sorry!
     

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