FROZEN CHICK - Hanging on. . . HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BLaBauve, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I had 12 chicks arrive today via USPS. I THOUGHT all were dead, but one is actually barely breathing. I have her under a heat light, what else can I do? She moves her head a bit, still won't open eyes, listless. I think the overnight box was left outside at some point. Very devastating. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say make sure it gets some fluids. But you'll want to be careful it doesn't inhale/aspirate.
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would call that UPS driver and give them hell, those poor chicks
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Keep her warm and give sugar water with and eye dropper. Have to ask where did you get them and how many or did I miss that. At my age I miss alot but mostly my hair.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    warm fluids with a little sugar or honey also do you have baby vits. w/o iron might try to dribble a little on it beak. Thats so sad wish it had turned out different, poor babies
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Make sure the water you give her is warm(not hot)-you don't want cool tap water to shock her even more.
    I would put her/him inside a sock for extra warmth.
    Whatever hatchery sent those babies without checking the weather is ignorant!
     
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  7. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:UPS is safe lol .. USPS = UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE .. the regular mail people.. & some can be dumb as a box of rocks!! poor babies [​IMG]

    **edited to add: you can slide it in your bra between the sisters .. very nice & warm there .. you wont be the first to do it ..
     
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  8. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry this happened but if you do not mind if I ask who you purchased them from. Even in October when I received an order, they insisted that there are at least 25 birds or we had to pay for Express and or insurance or they would use packing peanuts for warmth. I am just surprised someone shipped out only 12 birds. I hope you opened the box in front of the postal employee and requested a refund.

    Nancy
     
  9. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Don't harass the delivery driver... sheesh.. they are in open air vans with shorts on.... It is a risky time of year to ship... Not everyone is a chicken person.. THat is a classic case of blame it on the messanger...
     
  10. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    I am not going to say who I purchased them from - I am not placing blame on them - they sent 12 chicks with heat packs and plenty of gro-gel. These babies were left in the cold all night, the box felt like an ice-cube - I am in GA which has a milder winter.

    The chick peeped a few times. It is doing a lot of open mouth breathing, almost gasping for air. I tried giving warm water, but it's mouth is so wide open I'm scared to aspirate it.
     

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