HELP! 5 month old Silkie fell in Swimming Pool

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wiill, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. wiill

    wiill New Egg

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    My 5 month old Silkie hen fell in the swimming pool and is now not very well.

    She may have been in there for 5-15 minutes before we found her in there.

    We have tried to dry her off as much as possible with a hair dryer (on low) and put her in a small room in a box with hay (and put a bottle of warm water underneath the hay) and a heater.

    Am I doing things right? Is there anything else I should be doing?
     
  2. aukuma

    aukuma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as she didnt aspirate any of the water into her lungs, she should be fine after a warmup.
     
  3. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

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    I just saw this... how is she now?
     
  4. wiill

    wiill New Egg

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    She bounced back like a champ. She was shaking uncontrollably but once we got her warmed up (including giving her some warm pellet mash) she was keen to get back to her coop. Now she follows our older Lavender Araucana around the place learning the finer points of being a chicken.
     

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