My pullet Roberta (hatch date 6/15) was attacked by a hawk today (so much for my hawk deterrants!). I heard the commotion and scared it off. She has a few puncture wounds on her head, other than that I find no injurys to her body. When she came running to me she felt weak and in shock, She was bleeding from her nostrils and eyes. She will not open her eyes, it has been almost 12 hours since the attack. I have been giving her Save-A-Chick electrolyte with an eyedropper by beak every 1-2 hours. She is improving, getting stronger . She had a few bowel movements. Is there anything I can put on her eyes? Should I start her on an antibiotic? is her keeping her eyes shut an indication of shock or injury or both? She does respond to the other girls when they talk to her, but I have removed her to a nest box in the bathtub for care and to ensure her sisters dont peck her wounds.
It took us an hour to find where the rest of our girls were hidden. they were really sweet though, I would call them and listen and they would make soft clucks in response, like playing chicken Marco-Polo!
Needless to say our girls will be confined to their run for the forseable future!