Chicken crushed by fox - falls forward & can't get up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by diromano, May 19, 2009.

  1. diromano

    diromano New Egg

    May 19, 2009
    Hi - recently we had a fox kill several of our chickens and maimed 3 of them. We thought the 3 injured wouldn't make it but 2 of the 3 appear to be fine after bandages and constant care. The 3rd is eating and drinking and happy to see you but seems to have broken ribs? It can stand up but when it goes to walk it falls forward head over tail and then can't get up again without help. It's been about 10 days and each day she seems to move more and more so I'm thinking she broke bones and they are healing. Any suggestions perhaps for some sort of sling to help her balance?
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    A vet could do an xray, but if this is not possible for you, I recommend confining her to a small box where she can stand but not walk. Flipping around like that will just re-injure whatever is trying to heal.
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Depending on her pain/discomfort I might go ahead and 'ease her pain'. If you love it and want to save it then do like the above poster mentioned an try to position it where it can heal and not keep flopping over itself. That will hinder the healing process.

    So sorry that happend! Hope it works out.

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