My RIR was trapped today and now acting dazed.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyeca, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    One of my Hens was trapped under a lawn chair today
    We are not sure how long possibly 3 1/2 hours now she seems dazed very docile
    She let me hold her and feed and pet her on my lap
    She did drink
    I put her in her coop but she is just standing and staring she will not roost - she is usually on the highest roost. - any thoughts please - her name is Audrey
    What can I do
     
  2. windyridgefarm

    windyridgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had something similar happen. A hen jumped on the rim of a feed bucket, somehow it flipped over and trapped her underneath. I am not sure how long she was there but in this case I believe it was heat stroke. I put her in some water to cool her off then kept her in a cool area for a few hours with water. In the morning she was acting like herself again. Is there any chance your hen was hit on the head when the chair fell or overheated. In either case time is your best bet.
     
  3. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    Thanks for your thoughts
    I am thinking she was hit on the head
    I hope she is ok I will keep an eye on her
    Glad your hen was fine
    I did not realize how attached I am to my girls
     
  4. windyridgefarm

    windyridgefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been a couple days....How is she doing now?
     
  5. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    Thank you for checking in she seems to be getting better
    But still not 100% i spoke with an exotic vet and that helped me a little
    She is back to roosting and had laid an egg or two but her personality is not the same she is a little more docile - I am glad it's the weekend so I can keep a closer watch
    Again thanks for asking
     
  6. Elaine Wright

    Elaine Wright Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a hen go to the neighbors, spent the day, cooped herself with their hens. We went & got her later. She wouldn't leave the coop for 4 days. She's back to normal after 10 days. I think she was traumatized.
     
  7. amyeca

    amyeca New Egg

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    My Audrey seems to be better
    It was scary though
    You become attached
    Thanks for sharing
     

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