I need a little advice. Yesterday morning a hawk grabbed my black crested polish bantam, but dropped her as I yelled at her from my window. Yesterday we put her in an isolated sick bin, & I've been able to get her to drink water (with electrolytes & aspirin) from a teaspoon.
Let me give you a complete description of her condition as of yesterday: after about 2 hours she opened her eyes, but she couldn't hold her head up. I called my vet & although he's not an avian vet he told me that she has probably suffered head trauma & that in 24-48 she may be able to hold her head up. I've been keeping her in a dark quiet room with a towel wrapped around her to keep her warm. I sprayed her head wound with Vetericyn & from what I can see (which is difficult since her feathers are black) it doesn't look too bad.
Today: One of her eyes is closed with mucus, but I'm still able to get her to drink from a teaspoon. She hasn't eaten yet & didn't eat anything yesterday since the attack happened the morning before. I've already flushed her wound again with vetericyn, but am worried about her weakened state. She cannot stand & although her head seems to be slightly better than yesterday she still cannot hold it up. I've brought with me some cooked plain oatmeal, but I don't know how to get her to eat it.
If anyone can help I'd greatly appreciate it. Is it okay for her to go 2 days w/out eating?