Chick with trampled neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lauren2135, May 18, 2016.

  1. lauren2135

    lauren2135 New Egg

    May 18, 2016
    One of my chicks, that is only 1 day old, got trampled in the brooder box by the others and now her neck seems broken... Is there anything I can do to help her? She is able to move her wings and legs and is still peeping and trying to move around but can't because of her neck. I have moved her to the incubator to keep her way from the others but not sure if I should just put her out of her misery or if there is something I can do....

    Here is a picture of her in the incubator... :(


    Thanks for any advice!
  2. SuperChickRuth

    SuperChickRuth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2016
    Aw... poor baby!

    I don't know what to do about her neck, but you might want consider giving her NutriDrench, if you have that on hand. I wouldn't ... you know ... just do that yet, I'd wait to see what other people say. If she looks like she's in a ton of misery and pain, yeah, you might. IDK.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Time will tell if she will recover. New chicks are fragile, but they can also recover from injuries quickly. Feed her water with electrolytes and vitamins, and give her some feed with water or raw egg. Hopefully, she will be up in a the next day or so.

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