Broken neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wpowell1983, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. wpowell1983

    wpowell1983 Just Hatched

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    Sometime Wednesday night I think my two rooster got in a fight between a chain link pen. I'm thinking he got his head caught in the pen and maybe hurt himself somehow. I've felt everything but can't find a problem and it's obvious he is in pain.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry to hear that, it definitely looks uncomfortable. [​IMG]

    I was actually expecting to see maybe wry neck before opening your post. But instead I have a couple of questions...

    So, what time of the night did this allegedly take place? Reason I ask is... if it's dark the roosters will be roosting and not fighting with each other. Which would actually indicate a predator attack... [​IMG]

    Did you actually hear anything and do you lock them up or whatever every evening, so you know it happened THAT night?
     
  3. wpowell1983

    wpowell1983 Just Hatched

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    No I heard nothing! I just came out to him like this. I only think they were fighting because my other rooster in the pen is bloody. This hurt rooster's comb is but besides that no obvious injuries. He is so sweet and my heart is breaking.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. wpowell1983

    wpowell1983 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I will try those things! No vets around here that see chickens :(
     
  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Well, how is he doing today?

    If he is eating and drinking, I would just do as @Wyorp Rock suggested. Offering electrolytes, vitamins, protein, and rest. Injuries can take a while to repair themselves... I speak with personal experience. I recently dislocated my elbow. But during the fall suffered an injury that made the opposite arm numb down the backside and half of my hand. Not numb like pain free but the kind where it's constant pins and needles and pain. Research says that it may or may not go away and could take up to 2 years to resolve. The irony of being in pain of both arms at the same time and thinking about driving 2 hours each way to the in laws made me cry until I laughed and then cried some more. [​IMG] Now it's been almost 6 months and the brachial plexis injury that is common to football players when being tackled ( [​IMG] ) is ALMOST gone from this house wife! [​IMG] So if it's something like that, he may just be SLOW recovering. But if he isn't eating or drinking... I would consider helping him out of his discomfort. Though my actual hope is for a good update from you! [​IMG]
     
  7. wpowell1983

    wpowell1983 Just Hatched

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    He is doing much better today! He is eating and drinking and standing up straighter now. I'm so relieved [​IMG] He still has all that blood on his comb and he doesn't want me messing with it but he is enjoying all the loving attention! [​IMG]
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    So glad to hear it! [​IMG] Cheering him on still. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Poor fella. His comb looks like it will heal fine barring any infection. I'm glad to hear he is standing up a bit better. Neck injury/trauma can take a while to recover from.
    How is the other rooster?
     

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