- Sep 30, 2009
Evening. I won't say good, because it's a horribly sad day at my house. Something got one of our chickens. Not sure if it was the four new ones we got, or a hawk or some other raptor. I was out calling for them, and only her sister came running. I found Eve under the grill and not moving. She was breathing and blinking, but would not stand. After tossing in some fresh sweet corn, she stood and hobbled a few steps and sat back down. I scooped her up in a laundry basket with some hay, and brought her inside for further inspection. She had some ruffled feathers on her right side, and underneath near her neck is a hole. You can actually see inside her body cavity. I don't know what to do. Will the skin grow over again, or is she a gonner?? She's breathing, has stood a few times, and she is trying to crow, but she mostly just sits in her basket looking very forlorn. Any suggestions?? Do I just put her out of her misery?? Is she in misery???