Chicken attacked?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Honeeluv, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Honeeluv

    Honeeluv Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens was attacked by a fox yesterday. We were able to track the fox/hen down and get the hen back, but the hen has a broken leg (at the hip) and a few bite wounds. I have seperated her from the other chickens and I tried to give her food and water. She just lays around and won't eat or drink.

    Here is my question.

    What do you think would be best for this chicken? [​IMG]
     
  2. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give her a few days to recover from the attach. Try to get her to eat, yogurt, scrambled eggs and if she has any bites,maybe pedialyte and some vitamins. I had a vet tell me recently to feed stage 1 baby food for vitamins.

    I am sure other will chime in.
    If she is suffering, then cull.

    I hope she does better.
     
  3. Honeeluv

    Honeeluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone else?
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2 Polyvisol infant vitamins without iron helps too.
     
  5. marilyn15

    marilyn15 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry to hear that, I may not have any other advice but hope she is okay. I think it is truly amazing that you were able to track her down and get her back! That is just awesome.
    We lost my three favorite hens last year to a fox so I feel your pain and wish the best for your sweet girl!


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  6. Honeeluv

    Honeeluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    I was able to get my chicken to eat some yogurt, but unfortunately I had to to what I had to do. She was just too miserable [​IMG]
    She was one of my favorite chickens [​IMG]

    Gotta get that fox [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  7. marilyn15

    marilyn15 Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry to hear that. I feel your pain, I lost my three favorite hens last year. And then one of our sweet, sweet, cochin today. She had been ill (we think) and hope it was not heat realated but she was found today in the coop dead. So sorry, I know that is hard. Get the darn fox! They are so sly!
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