chicken fell in the pool!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trenth265, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. trenth265

    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am a week long 1st time chicken owner i have three and today they were free roaming in the back yard, i went out to close up the hen house and i noticed one was missing and eventually found her on the pool step. it is full grown and just old enough to lay eggs from what i am told, i have read that you can revive them with a blow dryer because the pool was very cold and i dont know how long she was in there she was twitching and is no longer but she is currently lying on a piece of card board with a portable heater near her trying to warm her up! she has been there for 30 minutes or more, what are your thoughts? is she dead or does she need more time by the heat??? any help would be awesome thanks!!
     
  2. trenth265

    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well... she was under a towel and heater for about an hour and a half and nothing and she started to get stiff, so i confirmed her death and set her out side under a towel and she will be buried tomorrow :'(
     
  3. littlechick1005

    littlechick1005 Out Of The Brooder

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    thats stinks..perhaps too much fluid in the lungs by then :(
     
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    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    yea thats what i was thinking, she was face down when i found her.
     
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  5. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  6. Sylvestor12

    Sylvestor12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will learn from things like these that will keep the other ones safer than before but it's never good to have to learn the hard way. Well, now you know to get a good pool cover!
     
  7. trenth265

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    Yea we were thinking about putting a chicken wire fence in a big area around the hen house so they stay semi contained and safe from our mean little dog as well as neighbor hood cats.
     
  8. Checkers1558

    Checkers1558 Out Of The Brooder

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    my bard rock hen got sacred and jumped on the pool cover of my pool. but she didn't fall in. I'm so so sorry for your loss . my family lost 5 chickens. remember get a pool cover!
     

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