Hello from AZ! New to chickens and so far ok?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mommahen5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. mommahen5

    mommahen5 New Egg

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    My husband brought home 3 chickens from a co-worker one night. He has always wanted laying hens and he got his opportunity, lol. I'm a softie. We have a good coop and run for them but let them mostly free range our back yard. They seem to be happy and give us an egg a day each. However, today we almost lost one due to the sudden heat increase. I hosed her down and put her in my cool garage with ice in her vacinity. I gave her some pedialyte and she has gone from limp unconsciencousness (sp?) to sitting and pecking at a little food and drinking a little water but not standing or really moving. Does she have a chance of making it? I'm figuring that I will leave her in our cool garage for the next few days with plenty of water and food but is there anything else I should be doing?
     
  2. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Sounds like a good plan. You may want to visit the Arizona thread, they are active and have a lot of experience with hot-weather chicken keeping.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your hen. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
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    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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