A predator got into our coop the other night....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by totribet, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    and slaughtered all my chicks. I have 2 left about 6 weeks old. One of them has something wrong with her leg now. She will put it down sometimes, but keeps it pulled up mostly. Any home remedy tricks that I can try?[​IMG]
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    So sorry [​IMG] We would need to know more information on your chicks leg. Like can she use that leg at all? Is is swollen? Is it bleeding? Maybe we can help you! [​IMG]
     
  3. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't appear to be swollen or bleeding. I was out of town due to my best friend's 20 yr old daughter dying and I just got back.....let me see if I can get a picture of it.
     
  4. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay....I went out to take a picture and she is walking on it now. She limps occasionally, but seems mostly normal. Looks like it might turn out all right.
     
  5. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted to say I am sorry..... A hawk came down and got one of my babies the other day- I found the hawk in the baby coop (we taken the top off for the day- the first day ever!) Anyway- I feel your pain.

    We did lose one to the dog when we first got chickens and we got another batch from a hatchery- it made everyone feel much better. So you may want to look at who has good stock right now. We got ours from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio- Honestly- I would just do a straight run, as ours were very mixed even tho we ordered sexed.

    Sorry..... :-(
     
  6. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ...... its just been a rough week all the way around
     
  7. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's daughter.
     
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    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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