1. cokeunut

    cokeunut New Egg

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    I have a hen that was pecked on the head real bad by another hen. Then the Roosters jumped on her. She has a hard time walking , she falls to the side. Then I brought her in the past two nights (very cold temps out) She started throwing her head back onto her back and shaking vigorouly back and forth. I gave her water with eyedropper and very little apple sauce. Any ideas of what I can do for her and what does the neck thing mean. Thank you.
     
  2. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like a brain injury from the head pecking, vitamin E works wonders and infant vitamins polyvisol. Get the vitamin E liquid gels and pierce a small hole in the end of it and put a few drops in her mouth. If you get the infant vitamins also just give a few drops also. The vitamin E is the most important. Good luck
    Leslie
     
  3. leslie0815

    leslie0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Sounds like there is swelling around the brain due to the peck.

    Supportive care is the main thing, along with the vitamins suggested previously.

    I had a baby silkie with crookneck I'm sure that was due to injury. 4 or 5 days and she was much better, and now I can't tell which one it was that was injured.

    Good luck with her. Hope you have as good an outcome as my chickie.
     
  5. cokeunut

    cokeunut New Egg

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    Thank Y'all very much. She tried to drink water on her own today, but she ended up throwing her head back and shakeing her head very badly. I managed to get some more applesauce down her and some water. I am looking all over the neighborhood for vit. E. I have her in one of my bathtubs in a quiet area of the house, with hay and nice soft pillow, I have taken a tube sock and tied a knot in the center then drapped it around her neck for support. This seems to help her and acts as a pillow for her head when she throws it back. Her eyes look really good when she opens them, but you can plainly see the bruising. She is a good hen , she raised a baby duck!
     
  6. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    have you tried Walmart for the Vitamin E?
    or any drugstore will have it.
     
  7. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2008
  8. cokeunut

    cokeunut New Egg

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    Thank you everyone... The V-E really works. The hen is better walking around still a little slow but pays attention and drinks water and eats a little. I had her outside in the coop while the other chickens ran free outside the coop , and I was gathering eggs, dropped one and she ran over to it and was eating a good bit. So I guess that means she is better.. thanks for the info.
     

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