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Sick chicks 2RSS feed

Posted: Friday 25 March, 2011

by Rosemary at 11:16am in Poultry 1 comment Comments closed

Three chicks in the sick bay now. However, all eating and drinking - I've put some cider vinegar in the water to help their tummies and one was preening itself yesterday. No sign of scoots. All are unsteady on their legs though, so will stay where they are meantime.

The others seem in great form - I suspect the five got chilled when the lamp blew. The two that died were basically trampled. If I had got them out earlier, they might have survived.

In future, I will run two heat lamps overnight in the big box so that there's back up if a bulb blows. Lesson learned.

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Cath Livingstone

Friday 25 March, 2011 at 7:57pm

Two lamps a good idea. I'll adopt that myself (and in the farrowing arks when it's cold). Warmed glucose solution dripped into the beaks has helped save some of my poorly chicks before.

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