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Hi all,

I have five eight day old chicks in a brooder that's in my house at the moment. I woke this morning to find that my cat has managed to reach in and attack one chick. She has a wound on one wing and her other is all but gone. Is there anything I can do to help her chances of survival? She doesn't seem to be too stressed but I'm worried she will go into shock and I'll loose her.

I have cleaned the wounds and wrapped a small bandage around her body to hopefully help keep germs away.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Edited by codieb - 1/30/16 at 8:31pm
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Hi, I'm not sure what else you can do. Please don't be offended, but it may have been kinder to put it out of its misery. 

 

I hope that she / he makes it!

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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I agree you've done about all you can do. Give her Chick Saver electrolytes and keep her warm and not trampled by the others.

 

Time will tell if she recovers fully. Chickens can amaze you.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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