Wet chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pattgal, May 30, 2010.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we went away for the weekend. My "friend" who was "supposed" to come feed the chickens while we were gone started making excuses not to come so I just told her to forget about it. Feeding wasn't the issue but we need to work on our watering options
    I didn't have anything handy at the time so i filled up a 5 gallon bucket and left it at that. we came home early just in case and found a chicken stuck in the bucket
    Ive got her under the lamp for now. will she be ok?
    can I keep her or should I kill her.
    If i kill her now can I eat the meat.
    If i need to kill it How will i know (what would be the signs)
    Thanks
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Use a blow dryer to help her dry off faster, keep her warm, and see how she does. There is no reason to kill her just because she got wet. Chickens are stronger than you think, giver her a chance to survive first.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most of the time they dry out fine and fully recover from their ordeal in short order. Just keep an eye on her to be sure she doesn`t have something wrong going on. She should be fine..........Pop
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    and then get yourself a five gallon bucket NIPPLE waterer with a LID [​IMG]
    they work great, you can find the plans on the feeding and watering thread.
     
  5. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Anyone have any good websites that sell water nipples? the people at the feed store thought I was crazy.
    what would be the duty fees on that?
     
  6. lynned

    lynned Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe you could find something at www.berryhill.ca in their farm supply section?
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    not sure what a duty fee is but yu can get them on line from tek supply they are around 2.00 each, three seem to fet the bottom of a five gallon buket just right and will serve up to 60 birds. do a search on the feeding and watering thread lotsof pics and advice on there regarding them.
     

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