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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pen1124, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. pen1124

    pen1124 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got my OEGB pullets from the post office after 3 days through delivery cross country. I received two pullets about 4 weeks old and one seems to be fine while the other appears almost lifeless. She can sit up but thats about it, I gave her water and put her under a heat lamp, is there anything else I can do for her?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can put a little sugar in the water just temporarily- for an older bird I'd not use it for more than a day, and dip her beak every hour.

    Here is the recipe:
    (super stressed one)
    [FONT=arial, helvetica]IF THE BIRDS HAD A HARD TRIP:[/FONT] Instead of using the standard feed and water suggestions listed, try this: Put 6 more tablespoons of sugar in each gallon of water. Then mix some of this extra sweet water with some of your feed to make a soupy mix. Give your birds this special feed and water mix for 3 to 4 days to get them over the effects of shipping.

    from:
    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chickcare.html

    You can find the original recipe near the top of the page.
     
  3. BackyardAnita

    BackyardAnita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure they're tired and dizzy from their long trip. I'm sure they will be recovered after about a day or so.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

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