Chicken got into the pool-barely breathing! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mystyk, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Mystyk

    Mystyk New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jul 28, 2007
    We just got home, been gone a few hours and noticed our Black sexlink in the pool-it was barely floating. No idea how long it has been in there-we grabbed it out and have a towel around it to dry it but she is barely breathing, any suggestions? Will she be okay? Anyone been through this?? Thanks for any help.....
     
  2. Mystyk

    Mystyk New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jul 28, 2007
    There are no chemicals in the pool right now-and she is puking up a lot of water, we think she will make it, but is there anything we should be doing for her???
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    My only thought would be to keep her warm and dry for now and wait and see, glad you came home when you did.
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

    479
    2
    141
    Jun 18, 2007
    Hang her upside down for 20 seconds a couple times. Will help her clear the water. Not much you can do besides that.

    Bubba
     
  5. Mystyk

    Mystyk New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    Jul 28, 2007
    Well, she seems to be doing ok now, she is perched with her sisters. We towel dried her and my hubby had held her to where the water came out of her mouth. She stayed in the towel for a while and then she got up and shook a few times and slowly started to move around and the other chickens came around her and she started to move with them and now like I said she is perched-even ate a little bit! Thank goodness! The pools cover is back on tight-it had came off I guess with the wind. The water was 74 degrees so I think that may have helped some! Thanks for the couple of answers.
     
  6. psimek

    psimek Chillin' With My Peeps

    110
    0
    129
    Jul 15, 2007
    Thank goodness!!!
     
  7. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

    479
    2
    141
    Jun 18, 2007
    Good to hear she made it!

    Bubba
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by