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Pullet Stuck In Feed Bin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedTailRanch, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    Just as I was sitting down with my coffee to look over the new topics on BYC, I heard one of my 7 week old chicks cheeping very loudly. It was the kind of cheap that makes you think something is wrong.

    I went in to the brooder room, but of course, the cheaping stopped. I looked around and finally realized that on of the Speckled Sussex was lying in the tray portion of the large plastic cylinder-styl feed bin. It's a small space, maybe two inches wide and I wondered why she was squeezed in there lying down.

    Turns out she had gotten herself stuck in there, with the prongs of the tall plastic bin holding her down and her leg was stuck, stretched out behind her.

    I managed to get her loose, and don't think I caused any injury in getting her free, but now she can't walk. I don't know if the circulation was cut off or if she injured it trying to get free. I don't know how long she was in there either.

    She is my one Speckled Sussex who was showing a good recovery from the AE. How horrible to have to put her down for a broken leg or torn muscle after 5 weeks of nursing her back to health!
  2. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    Sorry to hear of your problem. Hope she gets better soon. Perhaps she is just bruised.
  3. StellaRella

    StellaRella Chirping

    Mar 19, 2008
    Could be she is in shock and is just exhausted from trying to get free. I hope she will be okay.
  4. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2008
    She might just be exhausted or bruised, I hope she gets better!
  5. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    In the literature on AE it explains how stress will cause a recurrence of the neuro symptoms...I imagine she will get better when she settles back down and recovers from the stress/.
  6. RedTailRanch

    RedTailRanch Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Portland, OR
    My Coop
    Thanks everyone! She is walking around some and standing, so I don't think it's broken. She is stumbling so it may be bruised or a recurrence of the AE symptoms like Unicorn mentioned. I'm hoping for the best!

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