Originally Posted by Sire12
Sad news :'( he wouldn't eat his mash this morning he wasn't able to keep his eyes open it was like he was too tired so I thought I'd leave it an hour incase he was just tired, I tried again with live mealworms I bought this morning but he was just the same couldn't keep her eyes open, I soaked the worms so they were more wriggly and easier to swallow but he just wasn't interested, I called the vet he came out and took a look at her, he said he thinks it received an injury to the head at some point and its deteriorated since, that at this point it was best to put him to sleep, was in tears :'( poor thing at least its not suffering anymore
I'm so sorry to hear that. That's very commendable you to get him checked out and with that diagnosis...save him from suffering any further.
I chose to put my guy down when it was clear he was tired of trying.
As Master of Clucker mentioned...it can be injury too. Wry neck is such a guessing game. It's so hard but it's always the right choice to limit their suffering.
In regards to the electrolytes...I keep a few different powder medicines and electrolyte/vitamin mixes on hand, just in case. Here they aren't expensive. It never fails...when something happens, it's always on the weekend. I'm not close to any feed stores.
Since the orchard man is ok with the birds going there...what are your plans for the remaining 3?