Ok i know it's not a chicken, Help! I hit a wild bird with my car....!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PAchickenlover, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so we were just coming home from walmart and a small bird flew in front of my car. I stopped cause I knew that I had hit it (i had no time to react) found the bird still breathing along the side of the road. So I picked it up and brought it home. I have it in a small cat carrier right now with a towel over it. I had a Quail waterer so I filled that up and just put a pinch of the electrolyte/vitamin powder in. Does anyone know of any thing else that I should or can do for the bird?
    Please help I feel so bad about hitting it.
    Thanks,
    Mollie
     
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  2. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one know how many tail feathers a bird needs to fly? The bird that I hit lost most of them in my grill (found them when we got home).
     
  3. Halion

    Halion Out Of The Brooder

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    Try feeding it mealworms. The next thing you can do is try to find a local sanctuary or wild bird rehabber.
     
  4. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will look for someone who knows better what to do for it. I just felt sooo bad and could not leave it there on the side of the road. Hopefully it can make a full recovery [​IMG] with a person who has the right experience. I def. do not.
     
  5. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got the bird to our local Bird Rescue Center. It was what I thought it was a Cat bird. They said it has internal bleeding which was to be expected knowing it was hit by a car. They will send me an e-mail letting me know what happens to it. [​IMG] Hang in there little bird. [​IMG]
     
  6. massagechick

    massagechick Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope she does ok. Sometimes there is not much you can do. Good job taking it to a rescue center!
     
  7. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    [​IMG] Kudos to you, for taking extra actions to help it! Can't wait to hear what the RC says about it!
     
  8. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I'm still waiting on the bird refuge to get back to me. I did just send them an e-mail so hopefully I will know if the little bird made it or not. As soon asa I know I will post it.
    Mollie
     
  9. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anything [​IMG]
     
  10. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Me too! I hven't heard yet. I hope they check their e-mails often.
     

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