Hello there! I have two Welshies, a drake and a female. About a week ago the female was nearly taken by a bobcat, she was in its mouth and everything.
noticed it as the drake nobly came flapping and screaming out from by the stream, leaving her to her fate....
I chased it off, the bobcat let her go, and she seemed to only have one small cut on her neck. I put vetricyn on the wound and assumed I/she got lucky.
However, ever since the attack she 1. won't extend her neck, she just keeps it crooked up against her. and
2. won't eat at all. she still drinks, runs, swims, flaps, etc, and will nibble VERY little, but hasn't been to the feeder yet at all.
I have taken her neck and gently extended it all the way out, and she doesn't seem to be in any discomfort when I do so.
I have felt up and down her neck and feel no blockages of any kind, and her crop feels completely empty.
she had also started laying about a month before the attack, and immediately stopped afterwards.
Could the stress have caused a stuck egg? infection? ???
I have been force feeding her with a straw and her food mixed with extra niacin and a lot of water.\
Next thing I am going to try is bribing her with mealworms and/or peas...
Any ideas or input is all greatly appreciated, Thanks!!