A bird tore out my chick's lung!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blackeast3, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. blackeast3

    blackeast3 New Egg

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    A medium size bird got into the fenced cage and tore out one of the chick's lungs. We brought the chick in and fed it a little tylenol. It's lying on its side right now. There wasn't much bleeding and other than laying down he seems fine. He is chirping a little.. what can we do?
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    There is nothing you can do without a vet, if you want your bird to live I suggest you call one ASAP.
     
  3. blackeast3

    blackeast3 New Egg

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    There aren't any vets in more than an hour drive
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    I'm sorry to say this but your bird is just going to suffer, I would just put her out of her misery if I where you [​IMG]
     
  5. blackeast3

    blackeast3 New Egg

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    Yea. I was thinking of that.. what would be the best way?
     
  6. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    The quickest and most painless way for the hen is the chop off it's head. it won't be difficult if she is already just laying there, one blow and it's all over, she won't feel a thing.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with euthanizing the chick. For future reference, never give a bird Tylenol, only baby aspirin. Of course, in this case, it's a moot point.
     
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  8. blackeast3

    blackeast3 New Egg

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    Yea, I meant aspirin. My bird is still hanging on but she just doesn't stand up and seems to have frail legs. could it be a spinal cord injury? She can still move her claws.
     
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