Chicken accidentlly out all night in cold

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KayElle, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. KayElle

    KayElle Out Of The Brooder

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    Last night one of my four month old chickens was left out all night in the cold, got Down to 10 degrees. Put her back in and turned. Heat lamp on. Should I be very worried??
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Chickens are tougher than we think. Just keep an eye on her and make sure she's eating and drinking okay for the next day or two.
     
  3. ducclebreeder

    ducclebreeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't be too worried. once i accidentally left a bird outdoors. It looked like death was near. A few days after he was as good as new. As sjisty said, make sure it is eating right.[​IMG]
     
  4. KayElle

    KayElle Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband says she's favoring one foot, I'm concerned about possible frostbite. We still have the light on to help her stay warmer thru tonight but how can i help her if she continues to favor her foot??
     
  5. Steve Notchson

    Steve Notchson Out Of The Brooder

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    Go to your vet and ask for FRP (Frost Repellant Paste) If it is frostbite that should cure it, it is an all natural paste (Sounds wierd) but it should help.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  6. KayElle

    KayElle Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know thank you!!! Actually all my girls were walking good on all their feet today so I couldn't tell which one was which! But I'll def look into frp!!! Thanks!
     
  7. Yay! Great she's doing better :)
     

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