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Beyond heat stroke emergency!

I feel absolutely horrible!! 5 of my 10 week olds got trapped under the little plastic wading pool all day in the direct sunlight. 4 died & 1 was barely holding on. I immediately started dribbling water into her beak & putting water onto her feet & under her wings. She was holding her head up but wobbly. Tried to walk but tumbled. So I put her into a shallow tub filled with cool water for awhile & have continued using a syringe to get small amounts of water in her. It's been over an hour now & I have her in a comfortable, cool spot in the garage & she's resting & occasionally moving about the bin & then resting again. I have water, food, fresh worms, all available for her. Any other suggestions?
post #2 of 10
Do you have any electrolytes? Otherwise a bit of honey water might help
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Do you have any electrolytes? Otherwise a bit of honey water might help
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Thank you. I will get electrolytes when I going to town in the morning. Honey water???
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Thank you. I will get electrolytes when I going to town in the morning. Honey water???
Yes put some honey in hot water and mix it up. Let it cool a bit and feed it to her. It might help perk her up a bit.
post #6 of 10
Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

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post #7 of 10

get her watermelon,  its full of water and birds love it - will help cool her down.  Once they have heatstroke they are much more susceptible  to  having it again and dying.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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If you haven't noticed yet, I am the king of typos.

When I post in the "What Breed Or Gender Is This" section, I do not name hatchery/peoples' hybrids by a "breed" name (for example, Oliver Egger)--they are either a purebred or a mixed breed.

Please like my NEW facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BantamFan4Life-571978982974734/

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post #9 of 10

Temps in So. Cal topped 113 today and our beloved Light Brahma suffered a heat stroke. Luckily we caught it just as she collapsed and immediately started trying to cool her off.  We put her in a cool tub of water and rubbed the water under her wings and started giving her water through a straw. She could not stand and was barely able to hold her head up. Within about 10 minutes she stopped panting but could not stand on her own. We continued to feed her water and then ran to the store and got electrolytes. Within about an hour she was trying to stand on her own. 3 hours later she is normal like nothing every happened.  She was on death's door for sure and I can't believe we got so lucky.

I understand that once they have heat stroke, it is more likely to happen again which scares me. 

post #10 of 10
It's supposed to be hotter today than yesterday. Stay cool!
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