Coyote Attack Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elocin, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Elocin

    Elocin Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken was attacked by a coyote about an hour ago, I thought it got her but we ended up finding her in shock in the corner. Shes missing the back half side of her feathers and underneathe her wing shes got a spot about 3inches by 3 inches big of raw flesh. The thing tore her skin off, there is hardly any blood and from what i can make out it looks like she has a tiny little gash in 2 spots. I cant quite see because there are feathers mangled all over the spot and i dont wanna pick them off because they are somewhat still attatched and I dont want to hurt her anymore. Is there anything I can do?? Is she going to heal??? She is acting normal, eating, drinking, shes just in shock still. I dont know what to do. Please help!!
     
  2. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wash the wounds with mild soap & water...rinse well. Are stitches required???

    Put her in a quiet place...heat would be great....electrolytes in drinking water & food. Tomorrow you can start antibiotics...either oral, injectable, or in drinking water.

    Chickens heal quickly & bounce back from seemingly horrendous wounds. Shock is what you need to treat first.

    Good luck & keep us posted!
     
  3. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

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    we put the dogs pin close to the chicken coops seems to keep the nasty chcken preditors at bay.
     
  4. Elocin

    Elocin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much. Shes been in my bathroom for a few hours now, she hasnt layed down at all but shes still very much awake. She has started panting a little bit so Im wondering if she is in extreme pain, but it is also extremely hot and muggy right now.

    Im going to try to wash around the open flesh, I dont think stitches are needed but I guess Ill find out when I try to wash her. She isnt a very tame chicken so I dont think she'll let me touch her too much.

    As for antibiotics, where in the world would I find those for a chicken??
     
  5. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As for antibiotics, where in the world would I find those for a chicken??

    ...Tractor Supply!
     
  6. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly!!! I know some grain stores sell Penicillan & Tractor & supply usually sells a multitude of stuff.
     
  7. Elocin

    Elocin Out Of The Brooder

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    Im going to check out the feed store tomorrow, hopefully they have some stuff for chickens but I doubt it in my area...

    My chicken has been acting a bit better, shes still eating very well and drinking. Now shes starting to fluff around and pick out her loose feathers, including some from the wound.

    I ended up taking some flat tweezers and pulling the loose feathers off of her wound and saw that there is a pretty wide open gash in her but it doesnt look too deep. Also I sprayed some peroxide over the entire area and it looks like it helped start a scab over the open gash. Shes inside in a baby playpen right now, Im going to keep her wound clean and hope it heals.
     
  8. BunnyMomma

    BunnyMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also use betadine to cleanse a wound. It is handy to have in your first aid kit. It kills microbes. It is good for sutures as well.
    Good luck!
     
  9. Elocin

    Elocin Out Of The Brooder

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    So just got up and checked on my chicken, shes got a horrible smell to her, what is this??? I looked at her wound and it has yellow stuff oozing around it, could this be an infection or just the scab trying to form????
     
  10. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    If it stinks it's an infection. Wash it out with Betadine, like BunnyMomma said, and get some antibiotics at a feed store. Any feed store that carries chicken food will carry some type of chicken antibiotic.
     

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