Baby chick pulled out of waterer, HELP !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerWife, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have baby chicks that just hatched a couple of days ago, and put the smallest chick waterer I could find for them, to avoid drowning, but I have Phoenix chicks in with the rest of them, and this was a very tiny chick, so it looks like he may have been pushed in, wasn't in for long, but he was on his back. I have no clue if it took any water in, what do I do? I've dried it with the blow dryer at a distance on low heat to warm it, but I don't know if I need to do anything else. If it did take in any water, am I going to lose my chick?? Please help, thanks!
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like you did all you could for him. I put pebbles (bigger pebbles) in the waterer so the water isn't as deep. Hope he is fine!
     
  3. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm noticing that it's breathing a little hard, it may have taken in water, it's laying on it's side. It's completely dry now, and I've got it where it's staying warm, but I don't know what else to do at this point. Is there anything I can do if it took water into it's lungs??
     
  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never really had an incident like this happen before. [​IMG]
     
  5. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bumping this for you
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

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    All you can do is let him/her rest and keep him warm. Hoping for a full recovery! You should know soon.
     
  7. sirrobyn0

    sirrobyn0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ican't imagine what else you could possibly do for the chick. Please let us know what happens. We'll be thinking about the chick
     
  8. FarmerWife

    FarmerWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little peep made it ! It's happy and running around the brooder with the other chicks again, you'd never know it nearly drowned. I learned my lesson well, there are now marbles in the watering container. Thanks so much everyone! Have a great evening.

    Blessings,
    Dianna
     
  9. sirrobyn0

    sirrobyn0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting us know Dianna, and a BIG glad to hear the peep is well!!!!
     
  10. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so glad she recovered, that's great!
     

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