Possible heat stroke PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by devon1182, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. devon1182

    devon1182 New Egg

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    My Chicken Little who is around 22 weeks is showing signs of heat stroke I think. She is lethargic, panting and her feet are SUPER hot. she insisted I hold her. I brought her inside she is laying on a damp towel and I am spraying her with water. She was just fine earlier but I noticed that they have been very hot. I have a huge dusting area and I am keeping plenty of water for them. Even took out watermelon. What can I do for my Chicken Little I don't want to lose her!! TIA!!
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool her down immediately,if panting persists submerge her in COOL water NOT COLD(cold water will shock her) up to her neck,this will drop her body temp. Heat stress/stroke can kill chickens. keep her inside and monitor her condition. Make sure she is eating/drinking,give her electrolytes.
     
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  3. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently had a hen go through this too I put her on an ice pack with a towel over it so it wouldn't shock her, I kept a fan over her and sprayed her lightly with water. I would suggest submerging too as long as it's NOT COLD. Don't use the ice pack after submerging though.
     
  4. devon1182

    devon1182 New Egg

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    Thank You!! She is perking up!!! Yay!!
     
  5. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so happy to hear that!!
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Great!!! It's been 95 here for a few days, and I add ice or freeze soda bottles for all the waterers. It makes a difference.
     
  7. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also help by spraying down the pen if you have plenty of water spray the pen down twice a day and they'll appreciate it.
     

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