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**Chicken with Broken Neck**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lucky10, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. lucky10

    lucky10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I walked into my chicken coop and one of my pullets, was on the ground. I thought that it was dead but it is alive! So I checked it out and it has a broken neck!!!!!!! What should I do? Can I even do anything? I don't want it to die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please respond asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Nothing you really can do, just put it out of it's misery.
     
  3. Taylorhens

    Taylorhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure it's broken? Do a search here for a condition called "wry neck" - there is lots of information and I think it could be confused with a broken neck.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    If her neck is broken then put her down. She cannot be saved. If she has wry neck then she can possibly be saved. Are you sure her neck is broken?
     
  5. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it a Silkie?
     
  6. SunValleySeramas

    SunValleySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if we cant help a human with a broken neck and make them walk again i dont thing there is a thing we can do for a chicken, sorry to say it, make it quick and painless!!
     
  7. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAIT>>>
    how would a chicken get a broken neck, did a dog grab it???
    it is likely something else
     
  8. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd do some reading before you make a decision. My Silkie with Wry neck had it so bad he could not move his neck from between his feet. He had to drag his head around. A week and a half later, with treatment, he is 100% normal.
     
  9. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know if it is a Silkie yet
     
  10. lucky10

    lucky10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that she didn't break it just hurt it. I would never kill a chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not physical possible for me to kill a chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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