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BO pullet with no tongue.......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DebbieLynn, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 8 w/o BO pullet has been very quiet and has not been eating or drinking, when I fed this AM she had attempted to peck at the feed but I never saw her eat. Picked her up and she was very skinny and after much speculation and hours attempting to find more info, Im stumped! I looked in her throat and her tounge is like flipped over backwards as though she swallowed it! Please if you have any ideas on what this could be I would be very grateful. I don't know how long this has been going on because for the past 3 days my DS was feeding for me so I could work double shifts. All the other flock members are OK. [​IMG]
     
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    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! I have no clue, but maybe you could feed her some sugar water???

    Good luck!!!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    can you get a paper clip back there to pull it forward?
     
  4. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to let her drink but she won't and I'm afraid to force any down for fear of drowning her. I know she won't make it this way so I should give it a try and see, thank you.
     
  5. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hemostats and was going to try that but I was afraid to cause more damage not knowing what I'm doing.
     
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    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us posted about your chicken!!! We're worried about her!

    *You HAVE isolated her, right?*
     
  7. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's here in the house with us and DH is attempting to pull the tongue over into the right position, thank you and hopefully we can get this so she doesn't suffer any more.
     
  8. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were able to get the tongue partially back up but it looks very small and she didn't appreciate the attempts to save her life! How could this have happened ? I have the flock in an enclosed coop so nothing has been in the coop. No signs of trauma that I can see.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    wow! thats just weird! what the heck causes that!? how is she now??
     
  10. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not any better, the tongue won't stay and it feels as though she has a bone or something just under the beak,on her neck and it's moveable, I wish I knew what to do.........
     

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