Serama Chicks and Power Outages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tinychicky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have a bit of a predicament here. I have two freshly hatched serama chicks with one more egg due any day. The problem is, here in NH we are expecting a blizzard to hit on Friday morning with a high possibility of power outages and I don't have a generator. Most of what I've read about dealing with this sort of thing seems to apply to large groups of older chicks, not day old seramas. I read a few things online about using heated bricks wrapped in towels, rice heating pads, and those little hand warmer packets. Will those work in my case? Does anyone know how often those would need to be refreshed? I don't want to lose my babies! If anyone has any advice or experience with power outages, it would be much appreciated!
     
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would def. get the hand warmers. The warmers should last about 5 hours. Don't put the warmers in a plastic bag, they need to "breathe" to work.
     
  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cut a hole Ina feather pillow and put them in it completely covering them with feathers. When they get too hot they will crawl out for food and water. After a few minutes help them crawl back in. Their own body heat will be preserved by the feathers. Also if you have to in a pinch use your arm pits. If they are too cold to warm them back up.
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the great ideas! I don't have a feather pillow... if I were to collect and wash feathers from the coop and put them in a cloth bag do you think that would work too?
    Also, radio update says we may not be hit as hard as previously thought, still around a foot of snow expected though.
     
  5. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't forget, if all else fail you have the correct body temp to brood babies.....a couple of Seramas would fit good in the bra lol
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, that's gonna be the last resort [​IMG]
     

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