my Rhode Island Red was out overnight in 15 degree temp. Now is wobbly slow to move and vomitted wat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kctpac, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. kctpac

    kctpac New Egg

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    she has been indoors in a laundry basket on a dog bed warmer for 20 hours
     
  2. Poetshens

    Poetshens Out Of The Brooder

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    I had that happen to a RIR mutt this year who escaped and couldn't get back in the pen and got frost all over her... I should of done what you did. She didn't recover and died last week... I would keep her inside and give her pro and prebiotics. Vegetables and anything else that is high in vitamins and minerals.
     
  3. Random Bantam

    Random Bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had three roosters outside all year round for years without any issues.
     
  4. kctpac

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    Yes I bought some antibiotics and am treating her now, for diarrhea. no of serious frostbite thankfully


    Wow she responded nicely to the antibiotics and has recovered nicely.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  5. Buffmaster Orp

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    One of my buffs fell asleep on a roost outside one night, its covered so I didnt see her when I locked up, got down to 10, she was fine, no issues. Just depends on the birds I guess.
     
  6. bretsk2500

    bretsk2500 Out Of The Brooder

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    night before last it was -10F when I got up at 5am... my flock was in their coop in the barn. While it it is always warmer in there than the outside air temp, I doubt it was much above zero in the coop. my 8 birds seem to handle it just fine. it might be because I will toss in a couple ears of feed corn when I check them around dinnertime. they really seem to like those..
     

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