Chicken impaled lower bill on hook, just found her hanging

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minaayindra, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. I just found my hen hanging from a hook on one of those seed cake holders they jump at. I don’t know how long she was there but I pulled the hook out and brought her inside, she looked like she would die any second. I have her wrapped against me, I tried to give her water but she wouldn’t and I can’t find a single vet here who will even look at her after hours. What do I do to try to keep her going?
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Jan 19, 2018
    My Coop
    Can you take a picture of the wound for us, please?
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
  4. twendt

    twendt Songster

    Feb 23, 2019
    SE Wisconsin
    Where exactly is her wound? Try giving her Karo syrup, just a little with a syringe or on your finger, it's instant sugar, it'll perk her up until you can assess the situation. Is she actively bleeding?
  5. coach723

    coach723 Crowing

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
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    I can’t lift her head up to show the hole but she was impaled where her black feathers in the chin area are separated. Sorry, it’s a through and through wound, made worse by hanging from it.
  7. She is not bleeding and I’m assuming it’s because she was hanging there for quite a while. I’ve tried putting some electrolyte water in but I’m not sure how much I actually got down her throat. I made a soup of hard boiled egg and electrolyte water but she’s not interested. I’ll see if I can find some Karo syrup- if not, would any maple syrup work?
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Jun 24, 2012
    Do you have a food or postal scale to weigh her on?
  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Gatorade works even a small amount of maple will many can still recover from such accidents
  10. My best guess is she’s about 8 lb but she freaks out if I try to get her in a scale

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