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Chicks got attacked by hawk one injured what do i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RW19290, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Southern California
    My chicks got attacked by hawks and 2 died.[​IMG] . One is injured and separated because the others were drawing her blood. She seems to be fine. She can walk and eat. The hawk took a bite off of the corner of her wing. I put aloe vera on her. Is there anything I can do to help her even more?
  2. RW19290

    RW19290 Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Southern California
    any answers? ANYTHING would be appreciated!!
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    If you can maybe wrap her little wing up?hope someone can help.
  4. Champagne980576

    Champagne980576 In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2008
    Keep the wound clean. Saline works well for that. Betadine wouldn't be a bad idea either. Keep her separated (preferably indoors), and keep an eye on her.

    She'll probably be just fine in about 2 weeks. Chickens are a LOT tougher than they look.

    A friend of mine had a hen who was attacked by a dog, and her entire tail was gone. Two weeks later, that little hen went back to the coop with the rest of her flock, and was just fine!

    It sounds like you're doing all you need to do, unless there is anything that appears to be broken or any other injuries.

    Hope that helps!
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I think it would be wise to wash the wound with antibiotic soap and then put something on it like blu-kote or betadine or neosporin. Then, keep her inside for about a week until it has a chance to heal. So sorry about the ones that died. [​IMG]
  6. Bandana

    Bandana Songster

    I had a severely injured hen once. Used Neosporine 3x per day to keep the wound from drying out and cracking open, and of course, to keep from getting infection. Good luck.

    edited 'cause I'm a dork.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008

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