Chick stepped on... What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erner, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. erner

    erner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everybody, My chick was accidentally stepped on, Is there anything I should do? She's alive, but one eye won't open, and it doesn't look like she can put any weight down on her left leg. We put her in a container with food and water, and may bring another chick inside to keep her company. Is that a good idea? Is there anything I should give her? Does she need a heat lamp?
    Please respond as quickly as can be managed.
    Thank you, Erner.
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Stepped on by a person? What part of her was stepped on? Is there swelling? Is the bird in pain? Was the body stepped on? Did you feel the leg and other body parts for breaks? If she is badly injured, she might need to be put down. More info, please.
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    i wouldn't put another chick in their for company.
    chickens will peck other injured chickens and can make it worse.
    I would keep it separate. i hope your chicks ok!
    im not sure what advice to give you on it healing :[
  4. erner

    erner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:1. Yes, my little brother
    2. she's probably still small enough that all or most of her was stepped on
    3. doesn't look like it
    4. She doesn't seem in pain, except for when we handle her left leg
    5. It's very likely, but we don't know for sure. My little brother didn't feel her.
    6. yes.

    Hope this helps. She's now eating, and standing, but still a little unstable on her legs, and the eye is still closed
  5. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    If there are breaks, you can splint them. If the injuries are internal - not much you can do. keep her somewhere quiet and warm. If she is in a lot of pain or can't eat or drink, you should probably put her down.

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