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Bloody vent...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thunderkitty, May 23, 2007.

  1. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty Out Of The Brooder

    Okay my dilemma...no extra lamp and a bloody bummed and shredded feathered bird! Should I bring her with to the store to buy blucote in a highly heated car or leave her with the others getting picked?! I need to leave fast so quick responses would be appreciated!
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2007
  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a possible way you could put up a divider in your brooder. That way you can set up the lamp in the middle so they all are getting heat? Maybe some thing like card board, or a type of wire fencing, Like a little chicken fencing.
     
  3. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty Out Of The Brooder

    The lamp is attatched to the wall and only hangs out to the one side of their box. I'm at a loss of what to do, does tractor supply carry blukote? does anyone know, I dont even know where to go! I have her with me right now next to a bathroom heater on high, she's 3 1/2 weeks old so she's got alot of feathers....I'm just unsure, panicking..
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Can you put her in a separate box right next to the others so she shares the lamp? Otherwise, take her with you, otherwise you will worry too much about her.
     
  5. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty Out Of The Brooder

    Well in my panic I stumbled across a small box with large flaps. I taped it "up" and put a desk lamp with a flood bulb (best I have) above her and a couple dishes with food and water (that she has already tipped over twice) in with her. She's pretty mad trying to fly over but she can't reach thank god...I called tsc and runnings and apparently tractor supply only has a different brand so I'm gonig to runnings....Wish us luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. iopele

    iopele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Make sure and keep us posted on how your chick's doing. [​IMG]
     
  7. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty Out Of The Brooder

    Well...now it just seems like when it rains it pours! I had her in the spare bathroom, with her box taped so she couldn't get out. Everything was good... then someone left the toilet seat up whoever that was not me and the bird flew out of the box as the tape came unpeeled from the flaps. She got fairly wet, and my daughter was first to find her and I blowdryed her thoroughly, lowered her light I bought her a red brooder one like the others by the way. Anyway, she was panting and refused to drink water out of her dish so I gave her some in a dropper but she was falling asleep so I let her .....she had the blukote stuff all over in her mouth, I assume she was nipping at her own feathers then when she saw the blue...is that poisonous...I wonder if that was why she was panting...[​IMG] Well I reraised her light nontheless and hopefully she recovers tonight.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    At 3.5 weeks I just have a 75 watt bulb over my chicks. Your girl should be fine with a low wattage regular bulb. Only needs to be at about 75 degrees F now, she was probably panting because she was too warm. Hope she gets better. The bluekote suff should be fine as the amount was probally small and that stuff spreads like crazy.
     
  9. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty Out Of The Brooder

    I turned the fan on and I think I'll raise her light waaay up because I don't have a light bulb over 60 watt besides the red one.
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm wondering if she's not constipated...has she gone to the bathroom recently...sometimes they will pick at their own bums to try and fix the problem.
     

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