Successful treatment for heat stressed hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunflour, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    My husband rescued one of my hens from heat exhaustion this week. He found her in distress - mouth open, shaking, legs wobbly, eyes in a stare. After placing her in a shady spot under the coop next to fresh cool water, he splashed her with water and set up a fan with ice water behind it to blow cool air on her. She sat facing the fan for a couple of hours. Then got up and drank and drank and drank. Two hours later she was back with the gang begging for treats. [​IMG]

    AND - I'm the one who reads everything in trying to prepare for such emergencies. So glad he was home and tending the flock.
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