drowning chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xyzz40, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. xyzz40

    xyzz40 Hatching

    Oct 7, 2015
    I have a chicke, a few weeks old, and it accidentally fell down in a bucket of water and almost drowned. I'm keepin it warm with heated pads and such but what more can i do? It looks and sounds like it has water in its lungs and I dont know what to do.
    Please hurry and help, Im scared it wont make it..
  2. Chewbagawk

    Chewbagawk In the Brooder

    I'm not sure if there is much you can do. Maybe you could just keep the chick close, and I know that for humans, patting on their back near their lungs helps them clear their throat. I am by no means a professional, and I don't know if it would help, but perhaps it would help with a chick. Not sure. I have heard of people having success with chicken CPR, so if it comes to that and the chick stops breathing and you have nothing to lose, might as well try. Good luck.

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