I saved a life last night!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jwilson48, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2012
    I didn't know where else to put this so I put it here.

    Last night it was cold. Me, my dad, and a friend went and picked up 16 more isa browns. 4 for the friend 6 for my dad and 6 for me. Got back to friends house grabbed 4 and put in a small cage to carry down to friends coop. went into his heated garage to shoot the breeze for about 10 minutes came back outside and one of his already laid an egg! Drove back to dads and when we got there one chicken was dead as dead could be from the cold drive (chickens are molting so almost no feathers). I took in inside, held it in front of a space heater, and gave it cpr (hand only no mouth lol). it's comb was yellow white instead of red. I gently pushed underneath it's breast bone on two smaller bones and everytime I did, you could see blood pump through its body. After doing this for 10 minutes or so the color started to come back to its comb and wattles. Did this for about 30-40 minutes and she regained some life, but heartbeat was still slow. Kept her in a box in the house all night with a heater on it and this morning she acts like nothing ever happened. Good as new lol! Would name her Lucky, but no way to tell them apart!
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  2. Allicoop

    Allicoop Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 30, 2012
    Western Australia
    Omg, that's amazing! Well done :)
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Amazing story. Well done!
  4. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2012
    lol thank you. truth be told i couldn't believe it. i know what dead looks like and that thing was dead. you just never know until you try i guess!
  5. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2012
    Southern New Hampshire
    As they say "you aren't dead until you are warm and dead".
  6. Goofy Chickens

    Goofy Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2013
    LaGrange, Georgia
    Great story! We had the same exact experience with a water turtle that we had for four years. When my son came home from school and looked in his terrarium he noticed that the turtle had gotten wedged between two large rocks below the water level. Drowned. We pulled the turtle out, and his arms, legs, and neck were just limp and flopping. Dead as a door nail. My son turned it upside down to drain out any water in its lungs, and then commenced CPR, and that little sucker came back to life!!! I thought I was losing my mind. Total disbelief! So I'm glad to hear that someone else has performed a miracle, too!!! LOL!
  7. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow at the bird AND the turtle too! [​IMG]

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