Brahma Hen Not the Same After Found Hanging Upside Down This Summer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poppylulu, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. poppylulu

    poppylulu Hatching

    Oct 17, 2012
    While roosting on the top of our feeder last summer, my hen got her foot caught and I found her hanging upside down. I kept her at my house for 6 weeks so that she had plenty of time to heal her injured foot and be pampered. It seems that she changed after that experience - she is not longer as peppy and alert. Anyhow, recently I notice that she is dragging and that her face looked puffy.When I examined her, she had some poop under her tail. When I put her back down, she was unable to stand up for about ten minutes. I also notice that her breathing was labored. I wonder if there was some brain damage last summer or maybe this is a new problem all together, Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Songster

    Jun 23, 2011
    I've heard that chickens can't breathe upside down, although I'm not 100% sure that's true (anyone know if that's a myth or not?). If that is true, maybe it did do some sort of damage? I'm afraid I can't offer a solution :/ Hopefully someone else who knows more than maybe a reason for this will come along.

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