Chicken fell in water, legs won't move

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WoolyMantis, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. WoolyMantis

    WoolyMantis Just Hatched

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    We came home to find our 12 week old boy in one of our large tubs of water, looks like a sheep knocked their door open somehow and he got out. he could have been in there for up to 3 hrs as that's the last time I checked on him. We toweled him off and put him in our now empty brooder in our sunroom with a 250watt heat bulb above him, high above him as it's so warm. He was chirping like crazy but has calmed down and I have him propped up in a large bowl with a towel since he is not using his legs. Any suggestions, he's dry now but still doesn't seem able to move his legs. :( The heat lamp is high up in one corner and there's plenty of space for him to move away if it gets too hot but I'm wondering if I should keep it on all night or not.
     
  2. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he still alive if he is then he meight be in shock
     
  3. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello.
    So sorry about your roo.i would keep him as warm as posable.i hope somebody that's has more experience then I do will come along.
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HE should be fine with out the eat lamp can eat and drink?
     
  5. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey he was in water for 3 hours and he might be too cold
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leaving him like that all night would make him very hot i would use blow dryer to get his feathers warm
     
  7. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that to
     

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