Guinea hurt some kind of way

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by swizz37, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. swizz37

    swizz37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 30, 2010
    I didn't get any responses yesterday about this so I'm reposting in the guinea forum.

    Yesterday morning I went to the coop to feed my quail and guinea. It did not seem to be any problems but a couple minutes after I refilled the water bowl for my guinea, one of them was upside down in the water bowl screaming. I thought he may have slipped and so I put him back on his feet. He took off back into his hole. I didn't think nothing of it until I heard him cackling again. He was back on his side and appear to be hurt some kind of way (no idea).

    I took him out and every time I stood him up (he would not stand up straight) and he would walk a few steps then fall over with his neck bent all the way back.

    I think maybe his back was hurt or something. It looks bad for him.

    any ideas?

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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    It sounds like some sort of neurological issue - either from an injury or illness. Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm not much help. Do you have him separated from the rest of the flock?
     
  3. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    From what I'm seeing that bird has been pounded on by the others.
     
  4. swizz37

    swizz37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately, I ole boy died this morning. I found out why he wouldn't stand up straight and kept falling over. He apparently had broken his wing close to the shoulder. I didn't notice it when I checked him the first time but saw a little blood where the break was. Oh well, things happen but his partner in crime is just going nuts trying to get out. I guess it doesn't like to be in the pen by himself.
    He got out yesterday and started reeking havoc on all the un-caged birds I let roam freely in the coop lol. None were hurt just had to play keep away with him. I had to secure his cage so he won't get out anymore.
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Sorry for your loss.
     

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