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. Chasingcars

    Chasingcars Songster

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    Chickens need quiet and dark after a trauma like this ..i Usually shut my poorly in a large box in the shed , I make sure there’s water & food near but bother them as little as i can . Check on him every couple of hours. I don’t ever force feed..I figure when they feel better they’ll eat.
    Chickens don’t need comforting by being held like some animals ( or humans) do. The kindest thing is to let him rest somewhere warm quiet dark and see what happens .
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  2. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    Chicken Update: he can stand up on his own, but still cannot keep his balance. Making clucking noise.Thank you chasingcars!! I will put him in my closet. It is cold where we live, so i cannot put him in the shed.:thumbsup:thumbsup:hugs
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Have you inspected all of his skin for injuries?
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    x2. Minimal handling and only wound assessment to start with. Not a popular position here, and things could get missed that may have needed addressed sooner, but I've seen some miraculous recoveries with very little intervention.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    In your nice warm room is *perfect* or him, especially if he can stand and is clucking. Dark is good, but if he is standing now he should have access to water and food. :)
     
  6. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    Ok. He cannot pick his head up to feed or drink tho. Any ideas on how to feed and water him?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Can you post a video of him?
     
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    casportpony Enlightened

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    To post video, upload to YouTube or Vimeo then copy/paste the link here.
     
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  9. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    OK. I cannot do that till tomorrow, but i will upload it.
     
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  10. Kailey the Animal Lover

    Kailey the Animal Lover Chirping

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    He is panting like crazy!! What should i do??!!
     

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