Flooding and a stuck chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MathisHomestead, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. MathisHomestead

    MathisHomestead New Egg

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    Help we had some flooding last week and still have some very muddy woods. My baby went off on her own and when she came back looked like this! Should I try getting the mud off of her? She runs from me and isn't cool with me like that. She let's me feed her but that's it. I don't want her sick.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Provided she is now in a safe area where she has appropriate shelter to use to stay dry and allow for normal grooming she *should* be able to clean herself up sufficiently. If you want to clean her, simply go out after dark when she is at roost and pick her up from there - a bird at roost is simple enough to pick up, hold her firmly and take her in and clean her up -- be sure you have a containment system to keep her inside until she has dried fully after the cleanup, return her to the flock.
     

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