How can I warm up a chilled chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eenie114, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Hi all,
    I was outside filling the cow's stock tank, and Houdini got all wet because of our leaky hose. He didn't move in time. I brought him inside and got him all dried off, but he's still all shivery. [​IMG] I'm cuddling him as I type this, is there any more I can do? I'm really afraid of him catching cold.
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Give him a handful (or as much as he will eat) of cracked corn... fuel for the furnace. [​IMG]
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I had a call duckling that wandered off from momma and nest. I brought him in and placed him on a heating pad rolled up in a soft towel. Checked often to be sure he wasn't cooking!
    I have placed cold chicks under my shirt up against my skin to warm them quickly.

    I take it this is a full grown chicken? Use hair dryer to dry him and warm him up at the same time. Then heat a towel or sweatshirt in the dryer and roll him up in it... good luck..
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Adult chicken? Towel dry and hair dryer on low. If this is too stressful for him, then towel dry and put in a box with a 100watt desk lamp over him. Or if you have a brooder lamp- you could use that. MAke sure he does not get too hot. Panting usually means too hot (or hiding away from the heat lamp).
  5. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Quote:[​IMG] ... first time I read this... I thought you were saying to roll the chicken up and throw him in the dryer... I think I have tired eyes...


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