Help! Chicken too cold, not responding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Free N Equal, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Free N Equal

    Free N Equal Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 2, 2009

    We got our first real snow today (northern Utah) and we went to go check on our chickens. All of them were fine in the coop, save one--one of the gold sex link hens. She was wobbling around with her eyes closed. She's in the house now. She's alive and breathing, but not responding.

    Please, help us!
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Is she dry? Dry her off if she is wet. I would put her next to a warm source if possible, fireplace, wood stove, etc. Hope she warms up quickly!!! [​IMG]
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How old is she? Maybe put her under a heat lamp and try to get her to drink some water maybe warm it too. Hopefully someone with more experience will respond soon
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I have used a hairdryer on low to help heat a chick up in a hurry. Would also work for a grown chicken.

    Keep a hand near the hot air coming from the dryer to be sure you do not burn the bird's skin, but I put the dryer fairly close and move it/direct hot air over the body.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

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