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Cat pulled chicks feathers out, chick isn'the getting better

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Our cat got a chick a couple days ago, she pulled two big feathers out of the wing. We rinsed it and applied ointment, and all looked well. We put the chick back in with her pals and one of the other chicks stood ontop and jumped on it. Now the hurt chick has what looks like an abcess, she won't stand up, can kind of half fly around the cage, but spends her days laying down. We take her out and hold her, she drinks, eats, and poops, but won'the stand. I'm not sure what to do. Any help is appreciated, the chicks are apx 4 weeks old.
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The following post might be helpful.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831830/chicken-health-info-for-those-that-experience-cat-attacks

Unfortunately cat saliva contains some pretty nasty bacteria to birds.  Best of luck.

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 Originally posted by coach723

The following post might be helpful.  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/831830/chicken-health-info-for-those-that-experience-cat-attacks

Unfortunately cat saliva contains some pretty nasty bacteria to birds.  Best of luck.

   I agree. :(

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

-Winnie the Pooh

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-byc-friends

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Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

-Winnie the Pooh

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-byc-friends

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Thank you for that link, I searched and could not find anything on my phone before I posted. I hope it isn'the too late.
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