Found chick under water dish/gave CPR!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by miss_jayne, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    no joke! i found a little EE trapped under a water dish barely alive. head tilted back, beak open, one eye would not open, one wing bent in odd position. limp neck, but stiff body.

    all i could think of was CPR.

    i blocked the nostrils and blew VERY gently into the mouth. then i massaged it's throat and ribs.

    repeated 2 more times. she perked right up and got a drink of water! moving slow, but getting right back to herself!

    just had to share. i don't know if it will work in other instances, but it did today.

    (if this isn't in the right spot, Mods, please adjust with your judgment.)
  2. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Quick thinking!! Way to go!
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    WOW! That is awesome! [​IMG]
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    way to go miss_jayne....
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    You are a truly amazing woman!!! [​IMG]
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    to be perfectly honest there was a fleeting moment when i thought, "YOU CANNOT PUT YOUR MOUTH ON THAT CHICKEN!"

    so i just closed my eyes and did it. the following 'puffs' i didn't freak out for, since i survived touching 'chicken lips' the first go round.

    gonna go check on her right now in fact!
  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    That is amazing:)
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    That's great!

    My Grandmother did the same thing to my sister's hampster when we were kids. She made it too!
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    hamster lips. oh gosh, i wonder where i would draw the line.
  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I think you'd draw the line at a possum baby...

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