Trampled or sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Day Old ChicK, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Day Old ChicK

    Day Old ChicK Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I found one of my largest birds (18 weeks) laying on the ground looking trampled. She is still breathing and warm and I have her inside in a box lined with towels. She hasn't opened her eyes yet and is very dirty (straw and bedding in her feathers). SHe has been very healthy up to this point and is one of the largest birds in the coop although she is very low on the pecking order because of her extreme docility. Should I give her a warm bath? Should I try to feed her yogurt or anything to sustain her?
     
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  2. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    I'm not a vet so I'll just offer you advice based on things I've done when my girls have appeared sick. keep them warm, put some vitamins/electrolytes in her water, try giving high in protein foods, yogurt, scrambled eggs, flaxseed.
    Try to diagnose the issue, look at her vent under wings for mites. Listen to her breathing, is she wheezing. Can she stand on her own? Are her eyes clear? Will she drink and eat?
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    She may indeed have been trampled but perhaps after she got sick. So I would treat for illness and check for injuries. I truly wouldnt give her a bath.

    ACV in the water, anything healthy that you can get her to eat...yogurt, scratch, oatmeal. Anything.

    Do you have any poly-visol without iron? That would help too.

    Poor Mama.
     
  4. Day Old ChicK

    Day Old ChicK Out Of The Brooder

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    She won't eat. She can't really hold her head up, although she will open her eyes briefly when lying down. I checked her for injury, but can only see some scratched areas on her back that seem to be from being trampled. I think her injuries must be internal and that she is passing.
     
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  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chenango Forks NY
    Maybe you should just put her out of her misery? Why let her linger and suffer if you think she is passing?
     

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