Chicken suffered Heart Attack and survived?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daniel03, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Daniel03

    Daniel03 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2017
    After doing some research I'm led to believe that my chicken had a heart attack, but I can't find any information on how to take care of them afterwards. Can chickens survive them in the first place? Have I misdiagnosed?

    I watched as it happened, she began flapping like crazy and hitting her head on an above shelf, then fell onto her back and flapped even more before coming to a stop. I intervened and began ensuring her throats wasn't blocked and that she could breathe.
    Been acting okay since. Seperated inside eating and drinking reasonably normally, however she keeps her mouth open most of the time and stretches her neck a bit. Very occasionally ruffling her feathers (only seen a couple times over the past day).
    Really need some advice.
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Sounds more like a seizure to me....but I wasn't there. I'm not sure what might have caused it either. Try the Merck Veterinary Manual (google it) - you might find something helpful, [​IMG]

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