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Quick-Thinking Hobby Farmer Discovers Ice-Cold, Unresponsive Chick and Spends 45 Minutes Reviving It Using Blow Dryer

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This is the incredible moment a quick-thinking hobby farmer discovered a cold, unresponsive chick and was able to revive it using a blow dryer.


Chrissy Chin, 36, headed to her barn, where she discovered an unresponsive day-old chick in a brooder with other newly hatched chicks.

The chick was showing no signs of breathing and was cold to touch, but Chrissy knew from raising animals that hot air is an effective warming method.

The one glimmer of hope, Chrissy said, was the bird’s feet would curl when she gave a slight tug on its legs, so she started using a blow dryer on the bird for the next 20 minutes.

There were initially no extra signs of life, but after half an hour, Chrissy saw the bird had started to move its eyes.

By 40 minutes, the chick had started chirping – an incredible transformation the hobby farmer was able to capture on video.


Chrissy, from Langley in B.C., Canada, said since the rescue, the chick has been walking around in the family’s warm laundry room, happily eating and drinking.

©Chrissy Chin / T&T Creative Media

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She also shared her rescue video across numerous social media platforms, hoping to educate other farmers who might find themselves in a similar situation.

She said: “Watching the chick come back to life was amazing.


“It was bittersweet as I felt guilty for even allowing that to happen, and as a hobby farmer, even though this chick survived, it’s time for reflection on how I can avoid this going forward.

“But it was also a breakthrough for me and for the other farmers I shared it with.

©Chrissy Chin / T&T Creative Media
©Chrissy Chin / T&T Creative Media

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“The response has been fantastic – I have shared it with many local farmers and in farming groups, and I am happy to be able to spread this awareness of how to help a cold chick.

“If you are raising chicks or you’re in a cold place where you see birds in distress like this, it’s apparently time to buy a blow dryer.


“The chick is up and happy, eating and drinking well; it’s in our laundry room with its hatch mates to make sure it’s nice and warm.

“We will keep it there until it is fully feathered, and then it will join its friends in the barn and free range our property.”

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