Wet Babies and Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by arialp, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. arialp

    arialp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went outside to put the babies back in the coop (they haven't figured it out yet) and they were soaking wet. Should I turn the heat lamp on to dry them out or something? Thanks!
     
  2. TheDarkLord098

    TheDarkLord098 Out Of The Brooder

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    In a chicken coop xD
    Yes you should, if they'll catch a cold, and you don't have meds, they'll die. It's raining here too, but I don't have a heat lamp so I just lock the chick inside aslightly big bird house to keep it warm.
     
  3. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your babies? They should be taken inside to be dried off before being back out in rainy weather. I recommend drying them off inside before putting them back out there, if its really cold in your area they might die of hypothermia. By the way it is perfectly safe to use a hair dryer on its low setting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  5. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah.
    F babies meaning,like adult angels,then they may possibly be fine.
    I have this happen,normally they just shake the rain off,they are a year,and about 4 or 5 months old,so yeah.
    I dont think they will get colds,but AreolynAreolyn has provided some good info,I agree with hin,definitely.

    What breeds do you have?

    ThePRfan
     

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