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Barred Rock attacked by???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ramsburgchicken, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. ramsburgchicken

    ramsburgchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Noticed today one of our BRs is missing most a waddle and almost a perfect half circle out of the bottom of another. Some of the wildlife we have come through the yard are: snakes (haven't seen at all this year), ground hogs, skunk, Hawks, squirrels, snapping turtles and coyotes(pretty sure this wasn't it). No blood at all in the coop. Wound is healing. Our chickens squabble but they don't do stuff like this to one another. It would have happened while they were free ranging. Any guesses as to which of the potential suspects above may have caused this would be great. Here's some pix.

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  2. ramsburgchicken

    ramsburgchicken Out Of The Brooder

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  3. ramsburgchicken

    ramsburgchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    After noticing another good wound on her neck and a good bit of necrosis and swelling, I contacted an avian vet. Appointment was initially set for Sat but after an exchange of email with pictures, we were asked to come this evening. 2 hour drive but worth it. Vet agreed that it "looked pretty bad". They did the full exam, listening to her heart and lungs and weighed her. Then they cleaned the wound, and sent us out to wait for her medicine. Strong antibiotic 1x daily for 10 days and 1 month egg withdrawal! [​IMG]

    Gave her the first dose tonight and put blukote on her wounds, she looked content and was fast asleep. Vet agreed her wounds were not caused by another member of the flock and we guessed it had to have been a snapping turtle. This was confirmed when hubby called to say he saw a snapping turtle in the creek where our flock likes to congregate!

    Poor Domino is disfigured, but I'm fairly certain she'll bounce back very soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the update on her. Sounds like she'll make a quick, full recovery. Have a great day.
     

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