EMERGENCY SEVERE BRAIN INJURY

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheEggCollecter, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help! This year I hatched out five Rhodebar chicks. All were female. They are 19 weeks old and showing signs of sexual maturity. One of the pullets as hole in its head! I don't know how this happened maybe he cut it on the fence or the others pullets pecked at him. I don't think it would be the other hens because they have been with each other for a while. Maybe a predator! I don't know but this is really bad. I have include pictures below. THEY ARE GRAPHIC! She is in excruciating pain and her brain is exposed. I don't want to lose her and I can't bear to see her like this. PLEASE HELP!

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  2. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need advice and help. I don't know if I should put anything on it because it's her brain.
     
  3. PekinDiaries

    PekinDiaries Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would call a vet IMMEDIATELY! That is terrible I'm so sorry! I hope they can do something quickly. How is he acting?
     
  4. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying but no one treats poultry around here. She is still conscience but is not doing well. Almost in a frozen state. I think she is in shock.
     
  5. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone has any ideas on home remedies or treatments anything would help. I'm desperate and I think she might be in shock
     
  6. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Try giving her some water with a small amount of sugar in it...keep her warm...maybe indoors...she needs to conserve her energy for healing...
     
  7. TheEggCollecter

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    Thank you so much.
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    You can try giving her baby aspirin for her pain...if you have any at home..
     
  9. Tevyes Dad

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  10. TheEggCollecter

    TheEggCollecter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am considering taking her to a vet closer to Boston. Although I know I will pay an arm and a leg to have her treated there. I have her drinking sugar water and just got her to eat warm hard boiled egg. In going to see how she does. Does anybody know if there is anything I can do to treat the wound. I don't want infection to set in.
     

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