Dehydrated Chicken Trapped For 2 Days !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by asnows, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. asnows

    asnows New Egg

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    1 year old buff orpington missing for 2 days, found today inside a roll of field fencing. She is alert and will eat and drink a little, not moving much, we've separated her within the coop with food and water so she can see her buddies, right now plan is to watch and wait? Anything special we can do for her? Thanks! Snows.
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    It may help her to have a bit of supplementation - Avia Charge 2000 in her water if you have it. Durvet poultry V&E another option. You can also help encourage her to rehydrate by offering fresh fruits (watermelon, cantelope, berries, whatever). Sunflower seeds may cheer her up and help restore her. A scrambled egg.
    Hope she'll be okay!
    JJ
     
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  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Keep a close eye on her and make sure she is drinking and thank God you found her in time!
    Kate
     
  4. asnows

    asnows New Egg

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    Hello, thanks for the advice! She is drinking and ate several strawberries and seems alert. The center of the roll of fencing was REALLY small, don't know how she got in there, maybe was scared by something and ran in.
    Was outside and heard the "Hey everybody come see I just laid an egg!" cry but it was coming from the wrong place. We bought an old place with stuff EVERYWHERE, guess we'll have to start chicken proofing. They're free range and usually kept in the garden but had a late spring and the garden isn't up enough yet. Thanks again for the advice, will post again soon on her condition! Snows.
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    You're most welcome. Her strawberry interest sounds very promising!! Will check back to see how she's doing [​IMG]
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  6. asnows

    asnows New Egg

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    Hello, this morning our chicken is doing very well, eating and drinking like normal but will not put weight on one foot. The foot seems limp, talked to the vet could be nerve damage. Tried pinching webbing on the bad foot for reaction, but pinching the good foot in same place brought no reaction either so that didn't help much. Thigh and leg seem fine, don't think anything is broken and no swelling. Will watch her for the next few days and see what happens! All of our chickens are such babies we can pet and handle easily so she isn't stressed, hopefully she'll improve. Thanks for the advice yesterday, snows.
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to hear - so far, so good! Her foot may well improve in time - if she was trying to get out of the wire and couldn't, she may have hurt herself, got it stuck for a bit......poor baby.

    This may be a case for a little pain relief. ONE baby aspirin (81 mg, no aspirin substitutes) crushed in one cup of water in case you want to make fresh daily batches. This is the rough equivalent to the usual dose recommended on BYC of FIVE 325 mg aspirins per gallon of water.
    JJ
     
  8. asnows

    asnows New Egg

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    Update on our chicken that was trapped in wire for 2 days. She is doing well, she has started to put weight on the injured foot. She walks with a pronounced limp hop walk, but is getting much better! She still sits most of the time but can hop walk to follow her buddies around and is with the rest of the chickens. Thanks for all the advice and support! Snows.
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    JJ
     

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