- Dec 4, 2015
Hi, this is my first time on here and I am hoping for some advice/help. I am a first time chicken owner and this morning we woke up to someone knocking on the door saying the coop was on fire. We were able to get the fire under control before the fire dept even showed up, and 11 out of 14 survived! While most of them were able to carry on after we resettled them, one of the white leghorns just sat in a corner even when we took out pomegranates and meal worms. She is refusing water as well. I brought her inside and have been watching her all day and holding her to keep her warm (she is still only about 3 months old). She has quite a few places where her feathers were burned down to the skin. Earlier she had a fast heartbeat and was breathing out of her mouth, but since I have been holding her and talking to her (even a little bit of singing) she has a normal heart rate again and is breathing with her mouth closed again. I put a little aloe on a few places she was burned on the skin. But she is still refusing food and drink and actually is just sleeping. She has been sleeping for about 13 hrs now and doesn't look like she is waking up anytime soon. What should I do? Should I be worried? Or when should I be worried? She is the only chick that seems to have really had a traumatic experience and I assume she is in shock. Any advice at all will be helpful! Thank you!