DEHYRATED CHICKEN!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iheartchicks00, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. iheartchicks00

    iheartchicks00 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken seems to be VERY dehydrated, because of the freezing water. When i place water out, it almost instantly freezes. What should i do for my chicken! PLEASE HELP! I really wanted to help him from not dying if at all possible.
     
  2. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you able to use a heated waterer?

    If not, putting lukewarm water into the waterer will help keep it from freezing quickly. It's still going to freeze so having 2 waterers will help.

    I have 2 waterers that I swap out every few hrs. That way I can bring the frozen one in to defrost. Also I don't leave them in the coop/run overnight because Ive heard it can cause frostbite.
     
  3. iheartchicks00

    iheartchicks00 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, but what can i do to help my already dehydrated chicken?
     
  4. BeachMomma

    BeachMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Giving water with probiotics like Save a chic or water with a little bit of Gatorade helps. If you can, bring him inside for a little bit so you can make sure he gets enough water before it freezes.
     

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