11 days no food or water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Milow-, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Eggcessive

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    Glad that you found her. It is easy for chickens to fall or to try to get away from others, and end up getting stuck in between objects inside and out the coop. We had a poor little Polish hen who was always ending up missing, and we would find her stuck somewhere or hiding. I have made sure that no one can get stuck anymore. Each evening, I also do a head count before locking the coop.

    Fluids with electrolytes are best at first. When fully hydrated, offer small amounts of food at first, as others have suggested. Hopefully, she hasn’t suffered any injuries or other problems. Keep us updated on her progress.
     
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  2. Milow-

    Milow- In the Brooder

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    She is looking so much better! No cuts or bruises thankfully. She is moving around more and seems happy. We are so lucky to say the lease.
     

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    We are so happy for you, and hope that she continues to get better. I would keep watching her closely in case something shows up later, such as kidney issues.
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Glad to hear she is doing better!
     
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  5. Quackter

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    That is awesome! Now that you know that you can handle this sort of thing, if you found it adventurous. Get you some turkeys. (Hint: Mine are all named Darwin.)
     
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  6. Milow-

    Milow- In the Brooder

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    Update! Integrating her back with the flock. She is doing great and enjoying some free range time. Still has weight to put on but looks good.
     

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  7. Eggcessive

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    Glad she is doing well.
     
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  8. townchicks

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    Great news. Tough little gal.
     
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  9. slordaz

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    only if you can keep em outta rain storms from what I hear, I like my sanity to much to try that lol
     
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  10. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    She looks really good considering what she's gone through! I'm so happy for you and her!
     

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