Advise Am I doing the Right thing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sasimpson77, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. sasimpson77

    sasimpson77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2013
    Ok so we had a - 40 to -50 wind chill starting last night. Yesterday I had a hen that was Coughing weezing and panting through her mouth and seemed very lethargic. I went and picked up Antibiotic powder for her immediately and set her up in my garage. Today she seemed to have made a full recovery and is breathing normal. I had put a space heater in the coop but could not get the temp to ever go above 14 degrees so today after seeing signs of frostbite and the girls looking miserable and more signs of distressed breathing I brought them all into my garage they all seemed thrilled and immediately started eating and finding there spots to roost. (I set up a pen out of pallets for them with cardboard over the top to keep them in. I am looking for advise as to if this was the right thing to do? Alot of my hens are older and are not very strong. I am hoping to move them back outside but don't want to shock them so will wait untill we warm a bit The news says we were 52 degrees colder then it is in Alaska today wow that is crazy lol. Please let me know what you think.
  2. fintuckyfarms

    fintuckyfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2013
    Finley WA
    If they seem happy and are acting normal then you did the right thing. Sounds like you have it under control and they are really lucky to have such a thoughtful chicken mom.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by