Can't stand up, droopy right wing, air bubble just above wing joint.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cacklin'hen, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Cacklin'hen

    Cacklin'hen Out Of The Brooder

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    several days ago one of my 15 mo. old RIR hens just started making a huge ruckus all of the sudden. As i was near by i ran over to see what was up. she came running out of the coop all wobbly, flopped over kicking and screaming, and then couldn't get up. I looked her over pretty good and couldn't find and wounds or injuries. I isolated her and she just lay there for the first day. inoticed a little blood on the floor but again couldn't find a wound. her eyes were glazed and not responsive, ie. wouldn't follow my finger or a light. I made her a sling to sit in and on day three she started eating/drinking and her eyes brightened. it's been a week now and have seen some improvement but she still cant stand. her right wing is drooping and when i gave her a bath today i noticed a smallish air bubble under the skin between the back bone and the shoulder joint. also there is a slight popping when the wing is rotated. i do have a rooster. her legs seem fine and are strong. if i stand her up she falls over backwards. if nothing else i will just let time tell. any ideas?
     
  2. Cacklin'hen

    Cacklin'hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking injury but why can't she stand up if her wing is hurt?
     
  3. Cacklin'hen

    Cacklin'hen Out Of The Brooder

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    :(She past on to the grain field in the sky yesterday:( [​IMG]
     
  4. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your girl [​IMG]
     
  5. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if she had some kind of separation of lung tissues that caused air to enter the body cavity? I don't know....
     

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