Chicks attcked by fox

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JDB21, May 16, 2016.

  1. JDB21

    JDB21 Just Hatched

    May 16, 2016
    Help Inlost 3 of our girls to a fox last week, I have 2 that are recovering, one is not too bad the wound looks clean and she is eating and drinking. My RI red is badly wounded . Her entire back is open to the muscle with a terrible smell, I have cut away dead flesh and started using vetrycin spray. The smell is gone and I have orders Penecillin injection. She has been on an oral abx since the day after it happend. I worry b/c of the size of the wound will she heal ever? Has engine experienced such a large wound? It's from the base of her neck across her entire back between both wings to the base of her tail feathers. Thanks
  2. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2013
    My Coop
    I am sorry about your troubles. you may get more help if you copy and past your post over in a new thread on the forum where folks post on emergencies. Click on Forum and you should see one titled 'emergencies' in the title.. and someone there should be able to help you more than I can. Again sorry about your chickens.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Chickens generally have great recuperative powers as long as they don't go into shock or wounds get badly infected. Keep her away from the others so they do not peck her wounds and make her worse.
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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