How do I revive my hen from heat exhaustion and dehydration

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Castaway, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Castaway

    Castaway Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken appears to dying. She and another chicken were in the coop and it appears there was not enough water.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help. I can only suggest try putting her in a cool place and giving her some water with a syringe. Maybe that will help if it's not too late.
     
  3. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get to a farm supply store,feed store or pet shop ASAP and get the electrolytes you mix in their water. Mix up a batch and make sure it's good cooll water. Keep it fresh and cool. That will help replenish her system.

    Larry
     
  4. Castaway

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    I moved to a cooler place and put ice on and around her. She doesn't move unless to douse her with water, and then only to crawl a inch or two. I don't have syringe.
     
  5. Castaway

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    I'm off to the store. How do get her to drink it?
     
  6. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a syringe while you're there!!
    Good luck
     
  7. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having the ice around her and cooler area will help but she really needs to drink plenty of water to get over the dehydration. The electrolytes I mentioned work similar to Gatorade for someone working or playing sports. Everyone should have a stash of electrolytes and vitamins on hand for emergencies(helps when you have sick chickens too).

    Larry
     
  8. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try giving gatorade now and have a family member rush off to supply store. If you don't have a syringe try dripping beak into the gatorade. My chickens love gatorade. Wishing you well
     
  9. Castaway

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    I'm back from the store. good news is she tried to walk. And did for a short time. Now she's resting.
     
  10. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     

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