Injured Chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by .::P::., Apr 16, 2009.

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    Recently a few children came to our house and played with a Chick, They dropped it onto the ground now it looks really injured, A bit of fluid started coming out of it's mouth, And constantly chirps quietly like it's in a fit.

    What can I do for now?

    It happened a few hours ago.
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    A) make sure its seperated from any other chicks to prevent further injury.

    B) make sure it has adequate heat, and room to move away from the heat source if needed.

    C) make sure it has fresh feed and water.

    D) put it somewhere quiet as its probably still in shock.

    E) if there isn't any obvious injuries (i.e. broken wing/leg), you're just going to have to wait it out.
     
  3. .::P::.

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    Well It's laying down flat on it's front side, With it's legs pointing spread out to the back, Hopefully it's all better tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like it's napping, and just exhausting from being played with. The liquid it spit up could be a bit of vomit, probably just water, from the shock of being dropped. But it sounds like its simply just tired.
     
  5. .::P::.

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    Okay, Thanks, *Relieved* [​IMG]
     
  6. .::P::.

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    Well.. Waiting it out wasn't the thing to do, It died just a few minutes ago...

    Just had a small fit and fluid started coming out of it's mouth..

    Well at least I know that next time I wont let any touch them...
     
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  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Really? Sorry to hear that. What kind of fluid came out?
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    So sorry.

    It probably had internal injuries -- kids tend to squeeze. Doubt there was anything you could have done for it.
     
  9. .::P::.

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    Thanks, I'm not really sure what came out, It just looked like spit but dark.
     
  10. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry.
    [​IMG]
     

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