chick hit by coyote.. alive but hurt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jjconcepts, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. jjconcepts

    jjconcepts Out Of The Brooder

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    a coyote pup managed to get a paw on a friends 3 month old chick.. the wounds aren't very deep. she is cuddling up by the fireplace, this happened around 2 in the morning, a little while ago (1:00 EST) the eye near one of the cuts was puffy and filling with a clear fluid.. it is drained...

    I have no Idea what to do next. she is not eating or drinking yet (that Can Be seen)

    I posted this for a friend that cannot get to her computer, hopefully she will be by soon..


    thank you for your help
    -joe-
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Pics would help. My advice would be to focus on hydration. The bird is probably shocky. Heep her warm and isolated in a quiet place.
     
  3. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chicken that was attacked by a coyote. I flushed her wounds with a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Then I put Neosporin on the wounds every day, for about a week. I kept her inside the house during this time. She made a full recovery. But she was eating and drinking just fine.
     
  4. jjconcepts

    jjconcepts Out Of The Brooder

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    we will see how it goes overnight... the puss just flushed out when the eye was opened by hand real wide... I will try to get a camera for pics... thank you and please check back.

    -joe-
     
  5. jjconcepts

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    going down hill.... best pics I can get..how do I post them?
     
  6. birdsofthefarm

    birdsofthefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    upload them from your camera, to computer, to BYC
     
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Go to the "uploads" link across the top of the page here , it will walk you through, once your picture shows up, then cut and paste the link it gives you ( not thumbnail... that will be too small) into a post here.


    Nancy
     
  8. jjconcepts

    jjconcepts Out Of The Brooder

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    i think that will work.. thanks...
    Cell phone camera- if she is too swollen, can we just bsically poke it with a sterilized pin?

    and do I need to see a vet for antibiotics- (really a LOT of money - 100$ for the 'intro' visit)
    -joe-
     
  9. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Have you given her any water yet? You said she will not drink on her own- so you'll have to give it to her via a dropper or syrenge.
     
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Drop water and/or watered down food on the side of her beak nd let her pull it into her mouth if she will. Flush the eye with saline. Some antibiotic ophthalmic ointment and injectable penicillin from the feed store would be good. Look her over very carefully for any other wounds. There are other things you can do to boost nutrition, but they will do no good if you can't get her eating and drinking, starting with drinking.

    She may have internal injuries, or she may just be in shock.

    Good luck.
     

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