Chick with broken neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite chick was fine this morning, but tonight I found her laying in her chick pen, almost dead looking. I picked her up, and her head is bent to the side. I looked under her feathers and it looks like her neck is broken in 4 places... I don't know what happened... She won't eat or drink... We put her in a crate and put her in the house to stay warm... Is there anything else I can do??? She's my favorite- I don't know what to do... I'm just sitting here bawling my eyes out. Is there anything I can do to save her??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Sorry about your chick. Is she lying down still ? Can she move anything? Wry neck can look like a broken neck since it can be twisted up, down, or sideways. A broken neck, though, would probably paralyze the chick, and it wouldn't live.
     
  3. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is laying verrrry still. She can move her legs a tiny bit, but that's it. You can clearly see a snap in the neck... I am currently helping another of my chickens who has wry neck, and it looks completely different
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would just place her in a comfortable warm spot, and keep her from being trampled. If her neck is broken, nothing can be done. So sorry.
     
  5. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know very little to do, in one case it turned fatal but search for emergancie poultry vets in the area to see what they can do I have faith in your bird
     
  6. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... She died last night... Warm and comfy at least... [​IMG]
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    So sorry for your loss.
     
  8. jgoldy2

    jgoldy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to here that RIP little one
     

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