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"Baby" Silkie update after hawk attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Juliechickens, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Friends,
    I just discovered something new with "Baby" Underneath her beak on her neck it is real swollen. There is almost a lump there and she appears to be hickupping. I don't know if she is struggling to swallow or what but something is not right. I will have to bring her to vet tomorrow. I don't know if they will know much about a chicken or not but it's worth a try I guess.
    The lump is about the size of a quarter. It's making her feathers stick out under her beak and she keeps kind of jerking a little like a hick up. She seems to be breathing fine. There is no blood still. I think it must be swollen. Oh no. Not good. Just wanted to update yall, Julie
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby...doesn't sound good. I wish I could help you!
     
  3. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Is there a punture wound? Sounds like swelling of some sorts. Let us know what the vet says.
    Come on baby you can do it!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    the vet is your best bet with this one.
     
  5. pollysmum

    pollysmum Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted a reply in another thread you mentioned this ... its an air pocket injury... the air needs to be released or the pressure will cause her organs to fail...

    Get a needle that you put on a syringe... and pierce the skin.. do not go straight into the area... go in on an angle so you don't hit any major organs..and release the pressure.. don't put the syringe on to the needle only use the needle 25 gauge is ok if you have it

    this is a little duck with the same thing, needed to have the pressure released twice and then was ok

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polly, WOW, GREAT photo! That is exactly what looks to be going on with Baby! So strange! I'm so glad you posted this for me. My hubby a physician,,,I may let him attempt to do this to her,,,I just hope it's the same thing and not something else. I may just bring her to the vet and let him confirm it first. Thank you for posting this...a big help to me! Julie
     
  7. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    Wow great photo and advice, I raise alot of ducklings could come in use some day!

    Julie hows baby today?
     

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