Chicken attack graphic pics

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by the chick chic, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. the chick chic

    the chick chic Hatching

    Jul 21, 2015
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the site but been getting great info from the site for awhile. My question to all is my hen "Ballina" was attacked by something a couple of days ago :( she has a huge laceration from her ear lobe down to her neck and a cut above her vent. I took her to the vet and she's on antibiotics and pain meds. But I don't know what attcked her. The vet thought either a feral cat or hawk. Any thoughts? Thanks[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I'm sorry your Ballina was injured, but it's nice you have access to have a vet that will see chickens. My first thought would be a hawk, it looks like there's a puncture in the picture. If you post this over on the predator forum, someone there would probably be able to give you a better idea.

    I hope she's healed soon!
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock, though I wish it were under better circumstances! We are glad you joined us!


    Glad you were able to get her vet care and medication. I hope she makes a complete recovery.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You may want to check out the predator threads to help determine what type of predator attacked her & how to prevent it from happening again. Also the coop section for advice on predator proof coop and covered runs. If you free range, predator attacks are going to happen from time to time. Some folks don't feel the risk is worth it. Chickens can be just as content in an enclosed run.
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
  6. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    A hawk rarely leaves its dinner behind [​IMG]

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