We had a horrible raccoon attack on my flock on Wednesday and lost 5 of my 9 hens. 3 were unhurt and one, our Jersey Giant was acting like her leg was hurt but after she calmed down I noticed that she was unsteady on her legs and would tip forward and use her wings to balance her. I've been keeping her separate from the other survivors, she has been drinking on her own and does try to eat on her own as well. From the research I've done I believe she had a heart attack or a stroke or maybe even some kind of brain damage. I wont go into too much detail about the attack but the raccoons pulled my girls through the wire of our hen pen.
My concern for her is her quality of life and if she will ever get better or at least be able to live with her sisters again with some accommodations. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated. Just a follow up in case your wondering, we have reinforced the hen pen with smaller wire. It is fully inclosed and we never thought something this horrible could happen. Lesson learned the very hard way!