Help, newbie here. Can roosters get too cold?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jeanbean0913, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. jeanbean0913

    jeanbean0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    We adopted roosters that were at the humane society and we've lost a few to predators since we let them free range. Today we were out and came home st dusk to find one upside down in the snow. We brought him inside, turned up the heat and put him in front of the vent. We was very lethargic and we are trying to get some water on his beak. Any suggestions? I'm terrified of birds, but my daughter loves them.
     
  2. jeanbean0913

    jeanbean0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any suggestions, my daughter is in tears, we found her favorite little guy dead today and now this one....
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jeanbean0913 [​IMG] Welcome! I am sorry that the circumstances in which you join us are not nice and also for your daughter's loss [​IMG]

    Living in Aus I do not personally have experience with colder temps and recovering chickens that have been affected but suggest you try posting on the Emergencies & Diseases Forum, the folks there are very experienced and helpful.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss and I hope the ER members can help you out. Do you have a coop for the birds to go into to get out of the weather?
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - I hope the ER peeps managed to help.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Welcome..did you go to the site suggested? Hope you get some help there. [​IMG]
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Even wild birds can get to cold and freeze to death. Sorry for your loss, I understand how upset your daughter must be. [​IMG]
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, jeanbean, and :welcome! Great to have you with us but sorry it was under these circumstances. :( hope things improve.
     
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  9. jeanbean0913

    jeanbean0913 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think we're getting there slowly, thank you all for your advice, it's greatly appreciated.
     
  10. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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