when can i return sick chicken to rest of flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zoom Zoom, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. Zoom Zoom

    Zoom Zoom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2014
    Rolla, MO
    I've been keeping my 6 mo old BO inside after surgery for the past 10 days. Will remove sutures today n she will be ready to go back to the coop tomorrow if all goes well today. I've kept her in a cool room but it's 7 degrees outside now n will be colder tomorrow and wed. I'm wondering if the extreme temp change will hurt her. Is it ok to put her outside or keep her inside until later this week when temps are supposed to be high 20s? She is wanting out of the cage real bad!!!
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi. I would think about letting her outside during the day for a few days and see how she acts. You can tell when a chicken is cold, they stand all puffed up. I would judge by her behavior.

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