chicks, so nice to see chick pics!
I'm nursing a badly injured hen who was attacked by a dog on Monday. She has very very deep puncture wounds and bad gashes. I am hoping she has no internal injuries, but don't know. I slathered her with nustock, and poured the more liquidy part of nustock into the really deep holes.
I have her in a kennel in the house. She eats and drinks a bit, but I think movement really is painful. Seems to stand in one position. Prefers the darker end of the kennel where I have covered the sides and tops with towels. Talks very quietly, eats more if I can sit there and offer food.
I gave her electrolytes the first two days, and plain water today.
I was able to work from home on Tues and Wed, so could tempt her with food for often during the day. I was able to work from home on Tues and Wed, so could tempt her with food for often during the day.
The nustock has hardened almost like a cast - and I can't remember whether it is over a gash, which would be fine, or a hole, which would be worrisome, I think.
I don't know if I should try to soak her to get the nustock that has hardened out, or whether it would be better to leave her be. I did pull her out late yesterday to get a better look - I couldn't see any sign of infection - but the handling caused her some distress and she was panting (a sign of pain), so I thought bathing would be too much for her.