Panic. Hot chicken.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamau, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. mamau

    mamau Out Of The Brooder

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    Just went out to check chickens. It is a very hot day. One got caught in wire. She is panting & listing sideways. Wants to move but floppy. I got her wet, hand trickled water to her, she drank, & put a fan in the coop. Anything else I can do? Very new chicken lover. Totally clueless.
     
  2. mamau

    mamau Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I also laid her on an ice pack. Just checked back on her. She is now standing on her own but still wobbly. I treated her like I have done for mammal animals.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. mamau

    mamau Out Of The Brooder

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    Just checked again. She is doing much better! Still panting but not as wobbly. Do you think she will make it?
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from a fellow Kansan, mamau, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Hot day is right - the humidity out there is a crazy!! Looks like if we can just get through today, relief is on the way. I've had the same thing happen to members of my flock - I've cooled them off slowly and they've been okay. Sounds like you've done everything alright. Good luck to you!!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Watch her carefully she will remain more susceptible to heat prostration in the future.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] could you put out a water mister - some chickens like it - some don't - or have shallow pans of water - some birds like to stand in it. The need shade, shade and more shade, man made or natural.
     
  8. mamau

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    Unfortunately she didn't make it. I'm glad I did what I could. I don't know how long she was stuck under that wire. We are going to get rid of that spot as soon as we can. The rest seem to be doing ok. I keep the water on w a leaky hose that they always have fresh cold water during the day & a pan in the coop at night. Thx for the reply.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry you lost your chicken. [​IMG]
     
  10. mamau

    mamau Out Of The Brooder

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    Goofy birds are free range w a coop @ night. I don't know what she was doing under that wire!!! She has wonderful lilac bushes to hide under.
     

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