In the Brooder
- Nov 22, 2011
I need some advice/help with one of my birds. I went out this morning to check on them as it has been raining all night and most of the morning. To my horror on of the chickens was out of the coop in the rain. I could not for the life of me figure out how this was possible as I closed them in myself doing my usual head count, which is fairly easy as I only have three of them. Well the mystery was solved when the little neighbor girl came over to ask if I had found my bird that they had let out when she was trying to show her friend. Anyways, the worry is that the poor little thing was soaking wet and in the rain for who knows how long a few hours at least. I have seen her drink but not eat anything. I have checked her for injuries and I didn't find any. She is dry now but still just not herself. I was hoping that she would get out in the yard with the other two as it has turned out to be a pretty nice sunny day. She will follow them out but then just stands there almost like she is lost. They are about 18 weeks old and this is my first go with chickens. I am super worried about her and don't know what else I can do to help her. I was hoping that once she warmed up and dried out she would feel better but she just doesn't seem to be feeling better at all. Please help.