HYPOTHERMIC CHICK NEED HELP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

micstrachan

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Just feel the food pouch/bulge where her neck meets her chest. Do you feel a bulge? If so, that means she gas been eating. If it’s flat/undetectable in the morning after being full at night, it’s working right.
Coop cups are just little dishes with wires/hooks on the back so you can hang them on the wire fencing.
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BGcoop

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Maybe also consider adding “blinders” around the existing feeders- so when the big birds are at one feeder they can’t see the littles at the other?
 

micstrachan

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Also, her poop will likely improve if she hasn’t eaten much lately, but now gets to eat with you. :)

You’re doing great. I’m really glad you brought her in to warm up and eat. Please let us know how she does tomorrow. You should get some rest, too.
 

SunriseChickers

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Ooh, I'll look up those cups, thank you!

Yep, I can feel a lil bulge. She's been eating since I gave her the food, maybe a quarter cup in total, but it has water in it.

Blinders, hmm, that's something to think on, thank you.

Thank you so much, everyone, for helping! I think I will rest now, provided the sleep music keeps working and she stays quiet. :) Hope she doesn't go on a walk in the middle of the night, though I don't think she will...

Good night then! Thank you!
 

SunriseChickers

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Good morning! She's doing much better now, though I haven't seen any poop since the second time she dun it last night. She went for a walk at four this morning, just like I said she probably wouldn't. She seemed to be taking a look at the huge, glowy tree it the corner. Oh, she just pooped. It's still runny but it definitely has digested feed in it. She's been eating almost all night, or at least when I've awoken, one crumble at a time. I had to put a dry erase board over her lil nest to keep her from getting out again. So since she's been eating her crop definitely isn't flat.
 

FortCluck

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Any ideas to keep her from being bullied off feed again? I was putting out two feeders, but I'd have to scatter handfuls of feed in different piles on the ground to keep the big girls from being able to bully the chicks away. Some of my hens really are very rude.
Also, how long should I keep her inside for?
Have several feeding stations. Not sure how many birds you have, but for every 4 I would have 1 feeding station.
 

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