Chicken half frozen, now wont stand.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meghan2030, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. meghan2030

    meghan2030 New Egg

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    my chicken left her coop last night when it was 0 degrees outside. i managed to get her inside and defrosted but now she wont stand or walk. Her feet can move and nothing is broken any advice to get her up and running?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you can post pictures that might help. Full body, comb/face and feet.
    Are her feet frostbitten, what about her comb?
    How did you warm her up? Is she still inside?
    Is she eating and drinking. Is she alert and perky and just won't move or is she lethargic and sickly looking. Any other symptoms/signs you can think of.
    How did she get out of the coop? Did something startle/frighten her? When you found her how did she act?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. How is your chicken doing today? Are they new and just getting used to coming into the coop at night? During cold weather, it is very important to do a head count and make sure everyone is in for the evening when closing up your coop. Sometimes bullying occurs and they will go back out to get away from another. I hope that she was okay after the episode. Bringing them inside a warm house to warm up is the best treatment. During January here in the US, there are so many cases of frostbite, so making sure the coop is winterized is important too.
     
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  4. meghan2030

    meghan2030 New Egg

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    She's up and moving now i guess it just took her awhile to find her feet
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Oh that is great to hear. Hopefully they will stay warm tonight. I have a heat lamp on in my coop for tonight--it will be 13 F here overnight after snowing today.
     

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