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please help im just a kid and doont know what to do!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swimchick, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. swimchick

    swimchick Out Of The Brooder

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    my chick is normally very cautious and never lets us hold her shes a bantam friz/silk she was hatched
    from my former friz and raised by the bantam my dad went out and said theres somthing wrong with
    this chicken latey we have been having chickens go missing or being messed with from dogs but she has
    no wounds and shes very tired and only opens her eyes when i move her im extreamly worried b/c she'
    s not like this at all is there any thing i can do?recently we had one of our chikens almost scalped
    (shes much better today and taken care of) but im really worried. i dont know if she blacking out
    or what but im just a kid and my moms at work and dont know whats wrong! my mom said to put her
    in the deep sink with really hot water to see if shes eggbound i dont feel anything i also dont kn ow how to tell.
    the warm water is helpingshe opens her eyes a bit more but still sleepy

    marisa
    please help
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it particularly cold or hot where you are? she could have hypothermia or heatstroke if it is. any chance she's dehydrated? does she have access to water? is it raining? could she have gotten wet in any way?

    wrap her snugly (but not too tightly) in a blanket or old towel, then try to get some water into her. mix the water with some sugar to help give her some quick energy. if she won't drink on her own, try to dip her beak in, hold it for only a moment (being careful not to get water in her nostrils), then let her swallow. do that a few times.

    see if you can find some vitamin/ electrolyte supplments MADE FOR POULTRY, don't use human vitamins. follow the instructions on the packet to give it to her.

    if you can't find any, you can give her 'smart water' if you have it (it has electrolytes), then make some of your own mix: mix together some sugar or honey, cayenne pepper, a little apple cider viniger (not plain viniger, if you don't have apple cider viniger, just leave it out), plain yogurt, and some olive oil. stir it all into some oatmeal and see if you can get her to eat it. if she won't, it's okay. mostly she needs to drink water.

    do that, wait about an hour unless anything happens or she get's worse, and then let us know how she's doing. good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    How old is she? Is she laying? Could she be internally laying?
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Surpisingly this hen survived. She was attacked by a coon. We blue koted her and gave her a lot of tlc and kept her separate from the rest. She is blind in one eye but lays well and is now 3 years old.

    Thanks to everyone on the forum. My kids knew just where to go ask for help and the help was here!

    Caroline
     

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