6 week old attacked by cat!

Nicholas Dean

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I know six weeks might be a little young to be free roaming (I live in a quiet small town) but they’re all doing fine before this point! She’s a golden sexlink, I chased the cat across the street before it dropped her (this happened yesterday) She can walk (her legs aren’t broken) but incredibly slowly and not unless somebody else pushes her. Her tail is about as low as I think a tail can go. She hasn’t eaten any food (even though I set her right next to the food this morning). She sleeps standing up and isn’t vocal at all. I personally don’t think she’ll make it but if there’s anything I can do to help her condition let me know!
 

hayley3

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You need to treat her for shock....gatorade or sugar water with a bit of salt.
Keep her warm. Did you check everywhere for injuries...since cat teeth are so sharp, they could've punctured her in several places.

Also edited to add: 6 weeks is too young to be out free ranging alone for this very reason. I never let mine out in the open until they are not tasty looking to the cats and the snakes.
 

Nicholas Dean

In the Brooder
Jan 26, 2018
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You need to treat her for shock....gatorade or sugar water with a bit of salt.
Keep her warm. Did you check everywhere for injuries...since cat teeth are so sharp, they could've punctured her in several places.

Also edited to add: 6 weeks is too young to be out free ranging alone for this very reason. I never let mine out in the open until they are not tasty looking to the cats and the snakes.
I will check again but last I looked she had a super small scratch so I figured it wouldn’t mean much. I guess I was wrong 😅 We’ve decided to let them stay locked in the coop floor a while. How long until they can free range would you say?
 

Nicholas Dean

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hayley3

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Your bird could have internal injuries, she does look ill. :(
Did you try the gatorade or sugar water?
I just let mine out and they are almost 3 months old but they are with my older chickens and a goose and they are in a 5ft high fenced yard where there are no cats, and my window is open so I can watch them. They are right outside my window, so it depends on your situation , really.
 

Nicholas Dean

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Does she feel better today?
She’s a little more active now. She sleeps while sitting down now sometimes (previously she always slept standing up) and can climb up and down the ramp to the inside of the coup. I’m just now seeing her peck around The floor where she’s standing! Her tail isn’t nearly as drooped right now as it was in that picture. She’s still sleeping a lot though.
 

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