advice please, bobby was attacked in the night!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynnk, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Lynnk

    Lynnk In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hi, my hen Bobby was attacked by something last night. I went out with a flashlight when I heard the attack and must have scared whatever it was off.
    She has a HUGE chunk bitten out of her back through several layers of muscle. I have rinsed out the wound, but I'm not sure what else I can do. Is it really safe to give her aspirin?

    any other ideas?
    Lynn K
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I've never had to experience anything like that, perhaps after washing it out, you could place all the tissue/muscles back the best way you can and put neosporin on it and wrap it snug like and give her 1 crushed aspirin in 1 quart of water. Do you have any antibiotics? You should probably put her in a crate and keep her in the house and away from the other birds. Hope she recovers for you.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008

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