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CHICKEN INJURED BY RACCOON..PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicksgirl123, May 2, 2016.

  1. chicksgirl123

    chicksgirl123 New Egg

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    Last night my chicken was attacked by a raccoon but I was able to quickly get the raccoon to run away but in the meantime it left one of my chickens badly wounded on her backside. She has been isolated in a dog crate from the other chickens to help her recovery process.

    Background information on the chicken:
    - 4 years old
    - Americana
    - Weighs about 4-6 pounds

    She is running around, eating, and drinking as normal which is good. I started her on Vetrimycin and a, giving her a vitamin supplement in her water as well.

    Looking for any extra advice for how to take care of the wound please. See picture below to see the wound.

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  2. cassleo

    cassleo New Egg

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    I had some chickens get attacked by a racoon and had some pretty deep gashes. I cleaned then the best I could and used neosporin about twice a day. They healed up really well. That wound looks a bit larger than what I dealt with.
     

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