Coyote attack left my OE cockerel with gaping hole in crop/neck!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmerChic, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. FarmerChic

    FarmerChic Out Of The Brooder

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    Over the weekend coyotes (I think) attacked my smaller flock and killed two out of 5 birds. My OE roo was seriously injured. He has a hole in his neck/crop! When he drinks water it actually comes out his throat. I have called several vets in the area an no one tends to chickens. I would hate to put him to sleep if this can be fixed but I am not sure if crops can be stitched or if they heal on their own. We were away this weekend and I spent all day yesterday calling vets. He seems fine otherwise, he has a normal level of energy, is eating and drinking and even having normal bowel movements. This seems like a miracle to me after seeing the hole in his neck, but I feel it is too late to stitch because it has began to heal already. PLEASE HELP! ANY INFO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
     
  2. cabinonalake

    cabinonalake Out Of The Brooder

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    if its healing allready, he can eat and drink, and is having no problems defecating than I would let nature run its course and continue to heal him. If he wasn't able to eat or drink and he was declining than I would cull him to put him out of his misery.
     
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