Emergency HELP!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chxckens, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. chxckens

    chxckens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am new to byc
    My chicken is about 5-7 weeks old and has a red neck.it looks as if it uncomfortable and keeps stretching its neck and moving it like in circles.it won't eat and drink or I think even poos.it looks like if it's eaten to much cuz it's all puffy and bigger than the others.it keeps closing its eyes and sleeping.plz HELP!!!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Glad you joined the flock. My first thing would be to separate the bird the rest of them just incase its something infectious. Have a go at hand feeding and try to get some water into it with a dropper. I would then post in the emergencies disease injury section giving as much detail as you can. Hopefully someone will be able to help you. Hope your bird better soon :frow https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
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  3. chxckens

    chxckens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thx for the help
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your bird. Definitely post in our emergency section. I sure hope someone can help you there. [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry I am at a loss to even guess what might be wrong. Is this a naked neck, where you can see how red the skin is? Does it have anything around the neck. When I used to trim dogs, frequently found dogs with a rubber band around the neck hidden under their hair - it imbeds in the skin and causes a bad infection. The parents would usually smack the kid for doing it.

    Just wondered if it's possible with a chicken. If you could post a clear photo of what the neck looks like, it would help the ER people much more than just words. Hope she will be able to heal soon.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your chick, X3 on try posting pictures in the Emergencies forum, hope it is OK.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    So sorry about your little chick![​IMG]
     
  8. chxckens

    chxckens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the help I already posted it on emergency forum and the chook may have merak disease.
     
  9. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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