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I bought some chicks from a farm store yesterday and today

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 one of my  Orpington  looks like her neck is broken, but she can stand and walk but mostly she just lays there. Is there anything I can do to help her?

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Can you post a pic? I had a duck like that once, she actually didn't have a broken neck. Does she have any injuries or is it just sore? If she has injuries on her neck use antibiotic cream on the wounds and cut off the feathers. When my ducks were like that I kept them in the house and bathed them every day in shallow warm water then toweled them off. I'm not sure if the chicken would appreciate the bath though. Mostly I would say just try to keep her warm, dry, fed, and clean. You can gently touch it to see if it feels off, most likely it's sore or has a pulled muscle or something of that sort, although it can still be very painful. Try to get her to eat anything. Offer treats, fruits, veggies, anything to get her eating. To get her strength and immune system healthier and give them a boost you can put probiotic in her water/food and if you have it on hand you can give her Elderberry syrup. Anything that's natural is good for them too. Also, if she's stresses you'll want to calm her down so put herbs like lavender in her brooder/coop/crate.

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I'm sorry But it's not my duck it was my buff orpington , I will get pic and load in just a couple minutes, I would take him back and exchange him but I'm scared they would let him die. they don't take good care of their animals they sell.

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Ok I just went over a took some pics but then started checking him for sores and he has a tiny cut on his neck, looks like it just tore the skin there is no blood or anything, and it was clean. he is eating and drinking so it may just hurt when he moves it. thank u for responding to my distress call. have a great day

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