Help!! Chicken with sprained or broken neck!! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kailey the Animal Lover, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help!! My roo fought of a fox last night, and when he was fighting, he got a neck injury. I think it is sprained, broken, or has inflamed neck muscles. He is in the poultry hospital, private quarters in my room. Please only positive messages. He can wiggle his head and blink and move his legs, but his head just sags and he cannot walk. I force-water him with an eye dropper, but have not been brave enough to force-feed food. Please help. Will keep updated. Thanks!!
     

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  2. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a brave roo! I hope everything goes well:hugs I don't know how to help. Maybe some more experienced members will chime in. Some pics could help.
     
  3. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok!! Thanks for replying!! Will send pics.
     
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  4. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent pics into my first post. Thanks for helping! Is anybody here a vet? (P.S, Do u like my profile pic?)He is sleeping now. Just forced watered more. He can slightly move his head around.
     
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  5. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can you do with pics? You cannot see anything!
     
  6. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry. I thought there might be an external injury but now I see in the original post that there isn't. (Profile pic is super cute. Love the pup)
     
  7. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm True BYC Addict

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    He could be stressed from the fight. If he can wiggle his toes and move some I wouldn’t think broken neck.

    Will he eat and/or drink on his own?
    Is he pooping?
    Do you see or feel any injuries on his neck or elsewhere?

    I would try to keep him warm and quiet for now.

    @Eggcessive @casportpony @WVduckchick @Wyorp Rock
     
  8. MissMaple

    MissMaple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FlyingNunFarm, how did you tag the others? I've been trying so they could help out.
     
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    FlyingNunFarm True BYC Addict

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    Use the @ symbol. @ with no space and starting a name a list will pop up... then click on the name or keep typing.

    @MissMaple
     
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    MissMaple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
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