Not sure what to do about my poor chicken. :(

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsManda05, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. MrsManda05

    MrsManda05 New Egg

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    One of my chickens was fine this morning, now its holding its head to the side and has a large-ish marble size lump on his/her neck. Its not discolored in any way and I didnt see anything that looked like a bite but he/she acts like its painful. He/she was laying on the ground with his/her head laying on the ground too but all crooked like. :( idk what to do :(
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    is there any chance it was bitten/stung by some insect or snake? Please post full details and photo of what your bird looks like now, on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures thread." Is there any chance another of your birds or animals may have attacked him?

    For a swelling, I think maybe an ice pack could bring it down, while waiting for a response from the emergency posters. At this hour of the night, maybe not many people are still around. I'm sorry I'm no expert. If it is earlier at your time zone, could you call a vet for some advice.

    IS the swelling discolored? Is it hot to the touch? Is your bird able to stand/walk/ eat/drink? Is it exhibiting any paralysis? If so I would think a toxin was injected by sting or bite. Include all the answers to these questions in your ER posting. I hope your bird can be saved.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I agree, post your question in the Emergencies section of the Forum - and good luck.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your bird. I hope she is going to be ok. Definitely post this question in our emergency section for a lot more input. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about your bird, hope it recovers.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your bird![​IMG]
     
  8. MrsManda05

    MrsManda05 New Egg

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    No there was no discoloration of any sort. And thank you
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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