chicks that squished themselves thru the fence: internal injuries?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Songster

    Dec 4, 2008
    Carson City, NV
    I feel like I should comment on that "do they have no common sense" thread...[​IMG]

    So I'm cleaning today and apparently the almost month old Austrolorp chicks saw something thru the fence on the big girl side of the coop.

    The fence is a puppy playpen, but it's only 1.5 inches wide.

    They're almost 4 inches wide., some managed to squeeze thru but some got stuck. The fattest one got stuck BAD: I might have broken a wing due to her struggling and I know I had to rearrange her insides to get her back thru the fence hole.

    Short of warmth/food/water...there's nothing to be done?

    I didn't seperate them as I was afraid that would lead to more thrashing and stress.

    I now get the phrase 'birdbrain'. Totally.

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