Squished!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MamatoAll, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. MamatoAll

    MamatoAll New Egg

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    Went home at lunch to find that one of my 2 week old SLW chicks got her head trapped under a waterer (mason jar type) that her sisters managed to knock over. She seems alert and breathing well, but her beak is misalligned now. Can anything be done to help her or just wait and see if she can eat / drink on her own?
     
  2. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait and see if she can eat and drink... Sorry to hear about your chickie :( hopefully she will be ok

    Sincerely,
    BeautifulJade[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. tomhoogstra

    tomhoogstra Out Of The Brooder

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    Could you post a photo so we get an idea how un alligned the beak is
     
  4. MamatoAll

    MamatoAll New Egg

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    Thanks Ya'll! I was able to gently massage the sides of her beak last night and get her beak back to the normal position. She was very tolerant. After making her happy little 'coo' at me, I returned her to her sisters. She went immediately to the waterer and got a drink, followed by a snack of crumbles! Is it possible for them to dislocate their beak? She is her happy, sassy self this morning.
     

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