Stunned guinea after being hit by a car

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  1. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    so this morning I got a phone call that my guineas where on the road and one of them got hit by a car.
    Went over and could only count 7 so I assumed that the one that got hit was dead.
    So a few hours pass by and I wonder why there’s no feathers or carcas laying on the road so I went back over to the road and found her laying under a fence, she’s stunned. She can hardly walk, she’ll walk a bit and then lay down. She is dropping her wings when she walks and she walks very slowly.
    I’ve noticed this particular guinea sitting down a lot recently.. could she be sick aswell?
    She’s missing a few feathers on her wing and she has a cut on her head.
    Should I take her to the vet, or do you think she’ll be okay?
    She’s not eating or drinking, it’s been 6 hours since she was hit.
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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Poor thing.
    If a vet is an option of course you should take her in.

    Is she in a warm place?
     
  4. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Yes, She’s in our garage in a pet carrier box at the moment.
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I would guess she may have internal injuries.
    The not drinking water is not a good sign.:(
     
  6. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    She has been traumatized and likely has some injuries that don't show. If you have a vet that would see her then of course you should take her in. But if you can't then it's important to keep her warm since she is likely in shock. She should have water close to her that includes electrolytes and vitamins. Keeping her in the pet carrier is good. She shouldn't be forced to move around much.
    I've had birds with some pretty serious injuries before and with rest and time most of them recover. Please keep us posted about her. :hmm
     
  7. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Vets are very expensive. Myself, I would give it time to see if it can heal on its own or put it down if necessary. I raise replacement birds each year to cover such losses.
    I had a hen attacked by predator yesterday, that let her go when I came running out. She was motionless on the ground but breathing. I saw no blood, I petted her, thinking she was dying. When my DH came out, she got up and walked away. She seems fine.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I agree with everything above. So sorry. :hugs
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    Hoping that your guinea recovers. It looks like she really got a wack on the head. She might come around after she recovers from shock. Keep her in a quiet room, war, and if she is awake offer some water and some egg or wet feed.
     
  10. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Thanks everyone!
    I think I’ll leave her in the garage with food and water for tonight, keeping an eye on her and if she’s not any better tomorrow I’ll bring her to the vets. I got her drinking some sugar water with 1/4 of a vitamin B tablet. Still hasn’t shown any interest in the food but aleast she’s drinking.
     

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