One of our 3 chickens was attacked by a cat (not ours) around two hours ago, and has ended up with some injuries as a result. I was wondering if you could guide me as to whether to leave her to recover or to 'let her go'.
The chicken has trouble moving one leg, often opting to keep it straight and very stiff, and as a result is finding it very hard to move around. She often has her one wing sunk down and is struggling to walk with it. I cannot see any abnormalites with the leg itself as such by just looking at it, it's pointing the right way and it's bent or snapped. She is also finding it hard to stay balanced upright and often flops onto her side. She also has some cuts on her back where some feathers have been ripped out so any advice on how to deal with that is also appreciated greatly, She won't let me go near her without making a lot of movement/noise as obviously she's very distressed so i have left her for now.
I have placed her in our kitchen in the warm in an enclosed space and given her a bowl of water, i intend on leaving her overnight unless you guys say otherwise, I will post some pictures below to show to extent of the damage.
Thanks so much for any help,