pretty sick chicken, possible snake bite??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jazzymitchell, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. jazzymitchell

    jazzymitchell Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I are pretty new at the whole raising chickens thing so we don't know a lot of stuff about how they act yet. We just got home and our silver laced polish was layin on the ground having a kind of fit? Wiggling its head back and forth. At first I thought maybe its neck was broke but it CAN lift its head and move it, but its letting it lay on the ground. It can also stand its just really wobbley. I don't know what's the matter with it, I'm thinking maybe a copperhead or something got in and got at it? There are feathers everywhere from all the chickens like they all freaked out, but they are all accounted for and there's no blood anywhere. I'm pretty sure she's gonna die, from the way she's acting, but she's all there and intact exept whatever is making her shake and spaz out. Anyone know what's up?
     
  2. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby. It does sound like a predator shoot them up. If there isn't enough space for anything else to get in, then maybe a snake. It might be hard to find a bit under her feathers.
     
  3. jazzymitchell

    jazzymitchell Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be a coon reached through and grabbed her...but all the other evidence doesn't add up. Ill look at her better tomorrow when I can actually see. The seizure type thing was the part that kinda got me. Really odd.
     
  4. jazzymitchell

    jazzymitchell Out Of The Brooder

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    Sure enough, she was dead this morning. Never could find a mark or anything. Everyone else seems to be doing fine.
     
  5. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I am sorry. [​IMG]
     

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