HELP ME PLEASE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pip n Baybelle, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Pip n Baybelle

    Pip n Baybelle Hatching

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    I have a sick rooster and hen and want to bring them in to nourish them back to health but don't have an sorta cage what do i need a do to bring them in. They are my babies and I need to get them something put together inside
     
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  2. wyochick10

    wyochick10 Songster

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    I’m sorry to hear that they are sick. How old are they? Do you have a plastic tote that you could put them in to get them inside?
     
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  3. Henry&Friends

    Henry&Friends Songster

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    The bathtub or shower is easily cleaned out, but they might be able to hop on out.
     
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  4. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I use a dog crate, but have also made some simple panels with wood frame and plastic chicken wire attached, then I just wire them together when I need them. Or if you have a spare bath, you could use the tub, but you would need to line it with a tarp, or painter's plastic drop cloth, so the shaving, straw and chicken waste doesn't go down the drain.

    Is this your first post? If so, welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. Henry&Friends

    Henry&Friends Songster

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    If your basement isn’t full of stuff, you could put them down there until you set something else up. Just don’t forget to clean up afterwards...
     
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  6. CatWhisperer

    CatWhisperer Crowing

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    Large wire dog crates on Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, or flea markets
     
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  7. jenncat1

    jenncat1 Chirping

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    I've had that problem with housing different animals too. Go around your house, garage, whatever & gather things that "could" be panels. I've used the board on the back of cheap poster frames even. Get out the duct tape & start creating.
     
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  8. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Who could forget that? :sick:gig
     
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  9. Eggcessive

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    A wire dog crate is ideal, but the other suggestions so far are good as well. Do you have a friend or family member that has a crate the you could borrow? Food and water needs to be secured to the side of the crate so that it doesn’t get knocked over. I use plastic coffee cans for water, kept full and drill 2 holes near the top, and tie it to the side with a shoelace.

    Now to the health issues, how old are the rooster and hen? What symptoms are you seeing? Where did they come from and how long have you owned them? What do their poops look like? Are they eating and drinking? Does the hen lay eggs?
     
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  10. Henry&Friends

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    me, but like forever. I had to sweep up last years shavings before I set up this years brooder... :confused:
     
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