Injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fairytailmama, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. fairytailmama

    fairytailmama New Egg

    Jul 29, 2014
    This week we had a predator invade our coop and killed 6 of our 9 chickens. Two survived unscathed and one is really struggling. The injured chicken, is now inside the house resting. I don't see any visible puncture wounds, but she did have blood around her neck. I've trimmed her feather to get a better look, I've cleaned her with hydrogen peroxide and have been using a chicken wound spray around her neck. She will drink a bit if we dip her beak, but she won't eat. Her neck is in a very odd position and she's looking up. Could her neck be broken? Help! We just don't know what to do to help her! [​IMG]
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She has wry neck (torticolis, crook neck) probably from her injury to her head or neck. You will need to give her vitamins (especially E and thiamine) and selenium found in egg, tuna, and sunflower kernels. Only a small amount is needed. Keep her calm or separated if the others are pecking her. two to three times a day, wrap her up in a towel, and try to feed her from a bowl of wet chicken feed with some raw or cooked egg added. Hopefully, she will begin to feel better. There is no timetable on recovery. I hope she does okay. Here is some reading about wry neck:

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