EMERGENCY!! HAWK ATTACK!! **update pg. 3**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lisahaschickens, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    i am typing with one hand because i just scared a hawk off my FAVORITE baby girl, Lady B. it was on the ground with her and when i screamed, it left her and shr got up and stumbled and sneezed blood. i picked her up and have her on my lap now. she is still alive and opens her eyes and tries to stand if i move her, but she sneezed more blood on me and is seeming sleepy (shock, i guess). she looks to have no external injuries, so the blood is coming from inside her, which can't be good. how do hawks kill? is she done for? does she have a shot? anything i can do for her?? pic in a minute... 7 week old EE pullet.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009

  2. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    I once half crushed a barred rock pullet, I felt like DIEING. She had blood coming from her nose and was limp but alive. I kept her in a box in the bathroom over night and she was fine. She wasn't sneezing, though. Anyway, she lived and we named her Mama.
  3. karen71

    karen71 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    sorry- i lost one of my girls to a hawk:hugs
    I don't what you can do -lots of good people on here
    any chance you have a vet nearby and the extra money?

    if not maybe keep her warm and still -[​IMG] she will heal
    good luck
  4. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I dont know for sure, but I think hawks crush with their talons. I dont have any medical advice, but I hope she gets better!

  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    thanks so much for the support... she's snoozing on my lap, wrapped in a towel... no more bloody sneezes yet. maybe she sneezed all the blood out. if she is still bleeding internally, then i don't think there's hope... but like my dad just said to me - they strike hard to stun and then they rip them open or rip their heads off. since this one didn't get to the ripping, there is at least hope...
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing 11 Years

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Hoping for a happy ending.
    Rescue Remedy for stress (drop or two in her water) - have someone run and get some for you if you don't have it (health food store or good pharmacy). You can gently and slowly give her a bit of the water with RR in it via a dropper to get some in her pronto - a drop at a time along her beak line so she doesn't swallow it wrong.
    If she doesn't have fatal injuries, shock/stress is her main enemy right now. Do what you've been doing, comforting her and keeping her warm, dry and safe.
    The blood worries me - hopefully nothing too serious.
    When she's calm and relaxing check her closely for injuries. She may well need antibiotic if she got impaled anywhere - hopefully she didn't.
    Please keep us posted.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  7. hennypenny9

    hennypenny9 Songster

    When mine got hurt I was like 90% sure she was a gonner. Mine didn't get up or even move at all for hours. I went to bed thinking she'd be gone in the morning. I don't want to give false hope or anything!I hope she's okay, keep us updated! [​IMG]

    (Btw, in the morning she was sitting on the toilet lid clucking at me!)

  8. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    so does anybody have any advice on nursing her?
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    main thing is going to be keep her warm and quiet. Put her in a dark place to suppress the laying hormones (you want her body to have as little added stress as possible). Make sure she is warm ( you can put a towel or pillowcase covered hot water bottle in with her, or put a heating pad on LOW covered with a towel). Make SURE she has room to move away from the HWB or heating pad in case she gets too warm. If she hasn't eaten or drunk anything, use a dropper and put a few drops of water along the edge of her beak. Don't try to force water down her b/c the risk of her aspirating (pulling the water into her lungs) is serious. I hope she recovers. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  10. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Keep her warm and quiet. Make sure she eats and drinks. Offer her treats of anything that may get her eating. Scrambled eggs, yogurt, anything. The bleeding could be something as simple as small blood vessels that were damaged by the hawk grabbing her to something quite more serious. Only time will tell. If you keep her calm and quiet she may be just fine. Keep her in the house in a warm, dark safe place and keep us posted.

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