9 weeki chick wet and cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by southernsibe, May 9, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I m typing with one hand plse excuse any errors.

    1) What type of bird , age and weight. cochin bantam, 9 wks, very light
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. init unresponsive in 1 eye stretched out, very cold ,wet
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. looked as though it got foot caught and we had torental rain, then trampled by others other then wet and cold no visable injury. comb is pale as is all skin on face and itty bitty waddles
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. see above
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. normal starter and food
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. na
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?already gave about 3 cc karo w/ h2o, wrapped in towels and rubbed, warmed towels in micro to add heat, after about 1 hr she still has eyes closed but has opened mouth more ready, and now is opening her mouth but no sound
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? my self
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use dirt with coop house in a wire run.



    I am prety sure this is a hen she is on the small side, i suspect that she was caught when we got a very bad rain, no viability and it lasted about 45 minutes. there is shelter but it seemed like she was caught in te wire that keeps the door secure.

    any help??
    thanks
    Rachel
     
  2. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now she seems to be in a sort shock, sort of streched with her head bent back over her back. And she is off and on panting,

    any ideas, please help
    Rachel
     
  3. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never mind, she's dead
     
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  4. puckbunny87

    puckbunny87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww! I'm so sorry for your loss.... the only thing you can really do, it sounds like you had already done. Wrap them up, maybe put them on a heating pad (set on low) in a quiet place, and let them come out of shock... I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  5. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, so sorry. Too bad on-line help didn't come to your aid, although it sounds like you handled the situation quite well. I just logged in and saw your dilemna. You did the right thing by keeping her comfortable and warm. These type of "freak accidents" seem to happen more often than not. Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    I am so sorry you lost your bird...
    ...if trampled on as you say there may have been internal injuries.
    If a bird is truly hypothermic then you need to warm it up (including any fluids you later give but warm it up first...
    http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-diet-and-health/bird-care/bird-cold-weather-emergency.aspx
    "...For a small bird, you can actually put the bird against your body inside your clothing. “Make sure you are not holding it too tightly and compressing the chest so the bird can breathe,” cautioned Dr. Burge. Simply wrapping your parrot in a towel or blanket will conserve the body heat it has, but will not help it warm up quickly if there is hypothermia.

    For hypothermia, you will need to provide your bird with a heat source of some kind. You can use a hair dryer to blow heat underneath your bird’s feathers, put your bird’s feet in a pan of warm water, or put the bird in the bathroom and run hot water in the shower to steam up the room like a sauna. North Carolina avian veterinarian, Gregory Burkett, DVM, recommends placing a heating pad on your bird, or massaging your bird’s feet so the blood flow will continue in the feet. “The heat should be applied to the entire body, but especially to the feet,”
     
  7. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just feel really bummed about this baby. I don't know how long she laid out there without any help. I had also put her under a heat lamp, I had it positioned so it would shine on her while I was holding her.

    Thank you dlhunicorn, I didn't know that about the feet, it makes sense though.
    Thanks
    Rachel
     

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