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Hypothermic hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ravenboy, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    I just found my baclyard chicken in the pool a few moments ago. It has always stayed away from it. I took it out of the water and now its warming up near the fireplace.

    She isnt moving, and i dont know how long it was in the cold water.

    Is there a way to check for a pulse?

    we are keeping it warm with blankets!


    HELPPP SOMEONE
     
  2. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    How cold is it outside where you are? Do you have a blow dryer? You could probably use a blow dryer on low and a little way away from the chicken so as not to burn her.
    Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Drat - this sound sbad. Bumping this up - sounds like you can't tell if she's breathing? Yikes - that does not sound good. She may have ingested water and needed to have it expelled and maybe even CPR (I know that sounds strange but...) to get things moving. Hoping for the best.
    JJ
     
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  4. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    56 Degrees outside,

    I am sure its much much colder in the water
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Pick her up and listen to see if she's breathing. It will sound like bellows, not like our breathing.

    Does she have any reflexes, like if you touch her eyes, does she blink or if you grab her toes, do they move?

    Keeping her warm is the correct thing to do if she's fallen into the pool...

    I hope she'll be okay.
     
  6. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    jjthink, when i found her, her head was above water, so i dont think she drowned.... she is just very cold..


    We are doing the blowdyer thing now.
     
  7. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    Quote:no reflexing, when we open her eyes, she closes them. I hope she is just unconscious

    Still cant tell if she is breathing
     
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  8. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you lay her on her side and see if anything on her breast or stomach moves? like a breath?
     
  9. ravenboy

    ravenboy New Egg

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    Quote:no....no breathing. [​IMG]
     
  10. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry! [​IMG]
     

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