Guinea Hen attacked...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Button, May 15, 2007.

  1. Button

    Button New Egg

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    What a day. I found my Guinea Hen laying on the front lawn distressed. I approached her and it was clear she had been attacked by something although I do not see any wounds. Her legs seem to be broken and she is in shock. I picked her up and put her in the coop. I'm not sure what to do for her. How do you lessen an animal's pain? If her legs are broken, what are:( the chance of a recovery? I hate to see her in pain. Any ideas?
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Do you think it is possible to set the bones in her legs? If not then probably the only thing to do is to humanely put her out of pain. What a shame!! [​IMG] Can you bring her inside in a box and keep her warm and give her some water with sugar or electrolytes in it while you decide what to do?
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Breaks can often be set if you know where they are and can splint them. Sounds like you may be best to take her to a vet and get an xray.

    Electrolytes in the water and keep her warm. 1 Aspirin in a quart of water will help also.
     
  4. Button

    Button New Egg

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    good ideas. This morning she is bright and alert adn wanting to go outside with the rest of the flock but can't move. I've given her food, water and will add some aspirin. Calling the vet now. Thank you
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Button.....I do hope she recovers fast. Please let us know what the vet says, and does for her.
     
  6. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    What is going on with your guinea?
     

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