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HELP 2 month old Neck Problem suddenly.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShaggysGirl, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Polish, 2 months old, weight unknown

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.Neck bend Look Like the head is tucked under chest

    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No Blood broken bones don't know

    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.Nope nothing, They ( 6 polish) are in a 12x5 coop and have a fenced in run

    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Not sure if he has been eating or drinking. They are fed Kent chick go. And have water with acv ever day.

    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Haven't noted and odd poops in their coop.

    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?Just found him like that, took him out the coop and have him in a hutch.

    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Right now I am wondering if I should put the poo thing out of it's misery. If anyone think there is a chance it will heal with a neck wrap or something I'll try it but a trip to the vet is out.

    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. See below
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use They have wood shavings in their coop. And dirt and wood chips in run.

    I haven't a clue what happened to this chick. I only can think sick or it fell off a roost or hit it's head.

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  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Head injury. Get the bird on Vitamin E with selenium. Do you have Metacam or Prednisone on hand? Or a vet that will work with you?
     
  3. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave the chick poli vi sol. I don't have metacam. I do have Prednisone, my cat is taking it right now, it is a 5mg pill. I got it to drink some water. I'll try to get the chick to eat some mash.
     
  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I couldn't let my last post be that number
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    I emailed you the instructions for using the pred.

    If your vet would be willing to look at the bird they can make up a suspension using the pred. I've gotten the molasses flavored, the bird would drink willingly from the spoon.
     
  6. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I got your email
     

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