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Should I crawl under there and fetch her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by frankenchick, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Shorty was doing much better (see "HELP! I think I feel an egg. . ." post), so I decided to move her back out to the coop. It's 14 deg. out there, with 15-25 mph winds, but I have 2 250-watt heatlamps in the coop and deep litter, so coop is nice.

    We were almost to the coop when Shorty got away from me and scuttled under the truck topper we have in the chicken yard (the "clubhouse"). I see from tracks that she did come out while I was feeding the others, but she went back in and I can't get her out. I fed her, but I can't put out water because it will just freeze in a few minutes. I made a path to the coop and covered it with leaves from the leaf/compost pile; I'm hoping she'll go on her own. I did leave the door open a bit so she can get in.

    Should I crawl under the clubhouse and get her? Is she just a little confused by the change in the landscape since last she was out, or is she perhaps still sick? [​IMG] Shorty's not telling.

    ETA: At least not so's this ignorant human can understand.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  2. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any experience at this but I would go and get my girl.

    I hope she's okay.
     
  3. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is in the coop. I'd been checking on her every 30 mins or so; on one of my trips out, I noticed that Bianca and Barbie were out with her. They must have led her to the coop. I'm so glad I didn't have to belly-crawl through the poops to get her! [​IMG]

    She's still being quiet, although she came down off the roost when I brought treats.
     

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