Hen keeps neck bent, keeps swallowing hard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliechick, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I have a Modern Game Bantam hen that will not eat or drink on her own. Her neck seems bent and she makes a swallowing motion sometimes over and over. I have been giving her vitamin water with a dropper yesterday and today. I don't see any improvement. I can't get her to eat.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Could she have an injury like a dislocated/partial fracture of the neck? Games are a bit flighty, so I am wondering if she didn't launch herself into a wall at full tilt.
     
  3. Mavrik

    Mavrik Songster

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    Check for an impacted crop.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That neck motion usually makes me check for sour crop or impacted crop.
     
  5. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Thanks for the replies, but it's not sour crop. There is nothing at all in her crop. I did wonder if she was injured, but I don't think that's it either. I'm at a loss. She won't last long this way.
     

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