I have a one year old hen that was attacked 3 days ago, I've had her in a kennel to heal but she still isnt standing normal instead shes standing very straight up. She's keeping her neck tucked against her body very tightly and still not eating and barely drinking.
I've been giving her water and electrolytes by dripping them on her beak which has been working okay for the water but I am looking for a solution to feed her.
I've been cleaning her wounds twice a day and spraying them with Vetericyn.
She also is on 1/2 a 250mg metronidazole from the vet though I'm not sure thats really the best thing and the vet has no experience with chickens.
Anyways the point it I'm looking for recommendations to feed her. I know most people recommend a tube feeding powder, I checked the vet and feed stores near me, none have any.
Also any thoughts on what may have caused the wounds so I know what I'm looking for outside wouldn't hurt.
The stuff in the cuts is triple antibiotic the vet had me put on after the visit tonitht
Her whole back up to the base of her neck has no feathers, her wings are covering most of her back right now
She wont extend her neck more than this