Found one of my young bantam hens in the stock tank.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HenniPenni, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. HenniPenni

    HenniPenni Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Roaring River, NC
    I found one of my little girls in the stock tank late this afternoon. She was just floating, head above water.

    So far I dried her with a warm towel and kept putting towels in the dryer and wrapping her up when the towels cooled down. I blowed her dry as best as I could. Then I put her in a box and put the infared lamp on her.

    She seems to have quit shivering and is sitting with her feet under her. She is fluffed out. I thought maybe she was too warm so I moved the lamp a little higher. I have offered her water. She appears to be resting comfortably.

    I will give her some vitamin water tomorrow. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    She is a really small lady. Here is a picture of her when she was feeling much better.

  2. chickee35

    chickee35 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 16, 2007
    Eagle, NE
    We had this happen too. Luckily our daughter was outside and heard the commotion....we wrapped her up to dry her off and luckily she was just fine.....and ps this was in the winter when there was snow on the ground.....brrrrrrr.....

    Im sure your hen will be fine... ;).
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    We used to leave a stick in our big water buckets (left for the dogs and deer) for squirrels to get out after we found three dead ones one time. Perhaps a 2X4 that runs the length of the stock tank plus a foot at an angle?? I'm not sure that would even work, but it's a place to start thinking of a solution!
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I always place a cinder block in our stock tanks to give them something to jump up on to get out. I also place a small pan of water near it so they have another option.... If they use it.
  5. HenniPenni

    HenniPenni Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    Roaring River, NC
    They have several options to get water. I don't think she intentionally would get in. My guess is that the bigger chickens scattered them and she ended up in there.

    She is doing great now and has returned to her own little flock with Cooper (the rooster) and her 4 other sisters.
  6. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'm so glad she's okay!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by