My Chicken Almost Died From the Cold...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Wolf Queen, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    This morning I went out to feed and when I got to my 2 lonesome separated chickens (Sultan that got all her head feathers ripped off, and my semi naked frizzle) and found my little frizzle laying in one of the nest boxes barely alive. All she was doing was twitching and occasionally opening and closing her beak. I brought her in side and put her in a crate with a big heater on her then I had to go to school. When I got home she was standing [​IMG]. She is still pretty weak though so for a week she will spend the nights in my room and I will bring her friend in as well. Then after the week is up I will bring them both into my Juvie coop one night so they can spend the night with the other 15 or so youngsters. I just hope the others don't rip out my Sultan's head feathers because they grew back on xtremely long stems... anyways what would be good to give her to help her recover that wont her hurt her buddy. Would Yogurt be appropriate for this or something else?
  2. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have chickens so I can't speak from experience, but I read post #12 in this thread yesterday, I think. It might be helpful to you when you want to return her to the outdoors.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2009
  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    lol that's my thread. The chickens will probaby not be able to go back out this winter or they very well may die of temp-trama. Do you have a garage you can keep them in?
  4. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gosh, temp-trauma had never occurred to me til I read your thread, overeasyplz. I live in California where we deal with summer overheating. Do you think a bird could suffer the same problem being brought into an air-conditioned house and sent back out to the heat?
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    I kinda figured. But my main question is still " Is there anything I can feed her to boost her immune system to make her stronger?". Oh and out in the Juvie coop they get a heat lamp right on the nesting area so its more comfy for them not to mention the entire encloser is covered in tarps [​IMG]
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Anytime I feel birds are stressed and need extra energy I had Poutry-Drench to their water. It works wonders.
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    ACV in their water might help also.
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    I had a rooster with wet pox and a hen with dry pox that had lost a good deal of weight. I fixed them scrambled eggs for breakfast with chopped sunflower seed hearts. Perked them right back up in no time at all.

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