Chick found in bucket of water

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigbird, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. bigbird

    bigbird Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I heard a baby chick that was frantic. When I found her, she was in a bucket of water. I haven't a clue as to how long she was in there. I took her inside, put her in a towel, then under a heat lamp. She was shaking, and cold. Right now she is singing, and standing up, but she's less than a week old. Any other ideas or suggestions I should be doing? Thanks.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It sounds like you found her just in time. I had a similar experience with a shallow rubber pan of water with a new chick. They are very attracted to water for the first week or so, and all open containers should not be used around the flock until they are about 2 weks old or more. She should be alright since she seems alert and active.

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