So mad I could scream! Wet chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KentuckyChick, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chirping

    Jul 14, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    So we had the chicks outside enjoying the beautiful weather while we added some fun stuff to their brooder. (Six chicks are two weeks, the other six are a week old.) My son decided it was a good idea to turn the hose on them. They got wet, and my husband rushed and got them, and we have them in the brooder under the heat lamp. I have it lowered for a little bit.

    They are cuddling up. Is there anything else I can do? The two week olds appear almost dry now, but a couple of the smaller ones are still wet, and my runty one that we sprayed with Blue Kote and just re-introduced back to the group is peeping away, so the bigger ones have now laid around her, I presume to warm her up.

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    iF they have a heat lamp, they'll be fine. No worries.
  3. The heat lamp should be all they need. If they are huddling right under the lamp, you might lower it a bit more. they are bound to be colder when wet!

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