Stumbling chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Erin80, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Erin80

    Erin80 Songster

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    I just posted about one of my new two day old chicks non stop chirping.....the other chick seems to hold its wings out and stumble when it walks. It is eating and drinking. This is our first time with such young chicks, I don't know what to expect. It's sibling runs around the brooder like crazy, but this one just stumbles a few steps and stops.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    What's your brooder temperature? Could be too hot.
     
  3. Erin80

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    94.3.....I just raised the light a few notches to cool it a bit.
     
  4. Erin80

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    I think it was too hot....I raised the light and the chick is already coming to life more. Yay!
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I generally brood between 85-90 the first week than down 5 degrees a week. Glad to hear it's looking better.
     

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