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We had a predator attack yesterday night. First one in a very long time. One of my hens was dead, no body, just feathers, and I found one with her neck completely skinned. There is a flap of skin and feathers hanging off her chin area. I suspect she either has a punctured lung, or fluid/blood is draining into her lungs because of her very labored breathing and coughing.

I have her in a warm place in my living room, and I have applied Vetericyn to her whole neck. I plan on putting a natural poltice on her neck, and then wrapping it to try and have the flap of skin heal back on her neck.

Does that sound alright?
 

ronott1

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We had a predator attack yesterday night. First one in a very long time. One of my hens was dead, no body, just feathers, and I found one with her neck completely skinned. There is a flap of skin and feathers hanging off her chin area. I suspect she either has a punctured lung, or fluid/blood is draining into her lungs because of her very labored breathing and coughing.

I have her in a warm place in my living room, and I have applied Vetericyn to her whole neck. I plan on putting a natural poltice on her neck, and then wrapping it to try and have the flap of skin heal back on her neck.

Does that sound alright?
I am sorry to hear about the predator attack!

The vetericyn is great for external wounds. Hopefully the internal wounds will heal.
 

Scovy Momma

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Just dropping by to say hi!

Been really busy lately but missed everyone.
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Hi!
 

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