soaking wet hen, freezing temps

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chaase, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. chaase

    chaase New Egg

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    One of my hens was caught outside during a heavy downpour this afternoon, and was completely soaked. All of the other chickens were in the coop and perfectly dry, which makes me think this hen didn't intend to get this wet.
    Normally I do not worry about my chickens getting wet, but the temperature here is at freezing and while my coop is secure and free of drafts, it is not much warmer than outside.

    I am worried this hen will not get dry or warm. Should I bring her into the house for the night?

    Thanks!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! Bring her in immediately and blow dry him thoroughly! Don't put her back outside until tomorrow. Unfortunately, chickens aren't as waterproof as most other birds.
     
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  3. chaase

    chaase New Egg

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    Thank you for the advice!! I was pretty sure that is what I need to do. She is inside now. Will get blow dryer now [​IMG]
     
  4. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep her near a heater as well!
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    And welcome to BYC!
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome! We are all here to help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. chaase

    chaase New Egg

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    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  8. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Bring her in and use your blow drier to blow her dry, keep her in for the night but she will be okay.
     

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