What makes a good ICU for a chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kanga77510, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We haven't built an ICU yet, but what would be a good one? Does it need to be fancy? We have pet cats, so we have a couple of hard plastic travel kennels that were used to ship kitties on the airline. Would those do for a while till we got something more suitable?
     
  2. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean ICU as in Intensive Care Unit? If that's what you mean then I would think a at carrier, if the chicken can comfortably stand up, would be fine. I'm guessing that you are putting together an emergency set up, is that right? Or am I wrong? (It happens quite a lot.)

    Jenny

    Another thing that would work real well would be a Rubbermaid tote with a layer of something in the bottom. It would be easy in and out.
     
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  3. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A covered cat litter pan will also work very well.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I used my dogs crate.

    I put a cardboard box in it to make my chicken feel more secure, and a small block of wood for her to roost on if she chose to. I used newspaper and towels to line it with.

    Its a big crate, and there was room for her food and water and then the cardboard box as well...

    (think I have a picture somewhere)
    not the best picture....

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