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Day old chick and skunk attack - Pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by casportpony, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Heard a noise two night ago and found a nest that a skunk got into. Hen and some chicks are okay, but one has a large piece of skin missing. [​IMG] Here it is:
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    -Kathy
     

  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    All the advice I can offer is secure your coop. Sorry to see lil chick hurt. Hopefully she pulls thru.
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks... Not much I can do about the ones that free range and make nests in tall grass except try to find their eggs before they start sitting.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Here is a close up of it:
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    -Kathy
     
  5. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    Looks like it will heal. There may be a permanent scar, and no feathers growing there, But not that important as long as she lives.
    YOU KNOW I'M WISHING YOU BEST. [​IMG]
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks!

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  7. dandan111

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    Just tore up or does she stink also?
     

  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    No stink.

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  9. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    Whenever I encounter these guys, I SAY; DON'T GO AWAY MAD !!! JUST GO AWAY.!!!
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    I NEVER GOT SPRAYED, They never got any of my chickens. I have lost many to raccoons , a few to hawks.
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    It just breaks my heart to see a badly injured chick. I had one with a similar injury. She pulled through and is now four years old.

    If you aren't sure how to deal with such an injury, and how to care for it, I wrote about it here. https://www.backyardchickens.com/g/a/5992343/default/ Scroll down below the photos to read about how I treated the wound. Her photos are in the bunch just above my write-up.

    Basically, you don't want it to get infected. And you don't want to let the wound dry out. My chick was doing fine, the wound was closing up, but I got careless and let it dry out. The healing came to a halt, and only finished when I resumed proper care of it.

    If you have any questions I can answer, just ask.
     
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