Interesting advice....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessicaroo, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last month I received an order of chicks from McMurray, upon arrival, 14 of my 16 bantams I ordered were dead, or on their last breath :( it sucked. We disposed of the dead ones. The following week I got a call from a friend saying she had heard about our dead loss and had mentioned it to her friend that raises chickens. The friend told her to pass the following suggestion on to me... I'm curious to see if any of you have heard this before...
    She said if I ordered more chicks and they came DOA, put them on a cookie sheet, turn my oven on to 200-250 and put them in the oven with the door open and watch as they will come "back to life" (if you will). She said chickens can become so still and distressed from shipping that they appear dead. Now, this sounds so crazy to me.... But I am so curious to know if anyone has done this before and what the results were! (Note: I have NOT tried this ;)
     
  2. farmhand

    farmhand Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No ones heard of this? :)
     
  4. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never heard of this. I would recommend reaching out to your local vet who would treat chickens. Let us know what they come back with - it would be very interesting to hear. [​IMG]
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have found some that were so cold that I thought they were dead, but just before I got ready to toss them, they moved, so I heated them up and they came back to life. Dead is dead and there is no coming back from it.

    I would never put them in an oven!
     
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  6. Funky Chooks

    Funky Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think a heating blanket with a towel over it would be better advice if there is any validity to what they were saying... oven 200 degrees? That's nuts.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Exactly! I use warmed towels on a heating pad set to low.
     
  8. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing! I thought it was crazy sounding too! But to each their own ;) heating pad and a warm towel sounds like a good idea too. I don't plan on ordering more chicks this year, but will remember some of these tips to try if need be. Can't hurt! :)
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Don't bother if rigor mortis has set in, lol.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigor_mortis
     
  10. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol good advice!
     

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