Here we go again!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by justusnak, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I went out this morning to do chicken chores....feed water, move chickens to new pens...and on my way back to the house, I hear my neighbor girl call out. She was standing by the lane..waveing her hands, and pointing to the ground. There in the snow, by the tree is a poor guinea. I know it belongs to the other neighbor man. I started to walk up, and the guinea didnt move. Uh oh. NOT a good sign. So the neighbor girl grabs it, and hands it to me. The poor thing didnt put up a fight. I started looking it over..and see there is a large scrape on the right side of its head..and feathers falling out. Hmmm, maybe hit by a car? No puncture wounds...no bleeding. So, she is now resting in the rabbit hutch...clean straw...good feed and water. Later I will go out and try to look her over better. I didnt want to stress her too much. These guineas of his, are free range...no shelter. Should I bring it in and give it heat? I mean, would that stress the poor bird more?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I would bring it in an keep it warm. It may stress the bird but its worth a shot.

    Hope the bird gets better
     
  3. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might be better with a heating pad and a towel outside. Bringing in a full time outside animal probably would stress it more. Might not hurt to give it something with electrolytes as well. Good Luck!!

    Maybe call your chicken neighbor to get his bird?
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I gave her plenty straw to snuggle down in. I can't call him, or tell him. He would come get the bird, and wring it neck. He doesn't think anything poultry is worth putting time into to save. He feels they are dispensable. UGH! I will go out later, and try to see if he/she will take some hard boiled egg. I just hope it makes it. so small..so skinny..and so sweet.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    poor thing. Please keep us updated and good luck on your new guinea friend
     

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