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Friday, July 27, 2012

Our morning chick rescue!

This morning Tim and I got a frantic call from my friend Debbie that a box of baby chicks were unclaimed at a local post office and were in danger of dying. She asked if we could go right down and get them. Not knowing much more than that, off we went.
Apparently these chicks were shipped out of Georgia on Monday from a hatchery there, stopped in Ohio and  a woman in Hawaii ordered these 26 chicks not knowing that they have strict agricultural laws about the import of fowl and other animals into that state. They were turned away, shipped back to Ohio and the return label was in Monroe, Ct but there was no such address! These babies sat in this box for 5 days with no food or water. Tim and I made a mad dash to get them home and my rescue skills kicked in! When we opened the box there were already 4 dead, one more died a short time later. We began to warm them, hydrate them and feed them. There are a few weak ones but we have been dipping their heads in water every 15 minutes and getting them to eat. It just make me so sad that these babies had to endure such an experience.

3 comments:

  1. I am so glad they called you and you know what to do!!! I hope the remaining ones will be ok..... Do you think you will be able to keep them?

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  2. I have already made a call to a friend who's daughter may want them. As of this post we have lost 7 out of 26, my husband is holding two critical ones and we are doing everything we can. I am a wildlife rehabilitator by trade so I am trying everything I know!

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  3. i cant believe no one did anything b/4 this! im so glad you are doing what you can! poor little guys but they are in safe hands now... enjoy your day!

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