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Chicken attacked by fox

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rafa Veraza, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Rafa Veraza

    Rafa Veraza New Egg

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    hello!
    I'm new to this forum.
    We have backyard chickens and this morning a fox came and attack one of our best egg laying chicken.
    The chicken still breathing and looks like she is in a lot of pain. The beck is purple which is probably a hematoma from the injury. There are two small punctures in the neck. I don't know if I should put her out of her misery or wait and see if she can come out alive. I put neosporin on the wound and I have given her water with a small amount of infant Tylenol for the pain.

    What do you all suggest I do??
     

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  4. Trish1974

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    I'd give her more time before you put her down. Last month I saved a hen that was being carried off by a fox (when I shot at the fox he dropped her and ran off). She remained in shock for about 3-4 hours (not moving, couldn't even stand) and then slowly started to come out of it. Now she is just fine and her feathers have started to grow back and she is laying normally. Sounds like you are doing everything right so far, so please don't give up on her just yet.
     
  5. TammyMay

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    I've endured quite a few fox attacks - can't seem to get the rascal! The hens that weren't killed right away seem to recover well enough on their own. I use some poultry wound spray that I picked up from the local farm store and put electrolytes in the water to help with recovery. I had a guinea that was badly attacked. I put her in a dog crate with food and water of course, and kept her in there for at least a week, spraying her wounds a few times a day. She recovered very nicely.
     

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