Fox attack on Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mpennell, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. mpennell

    mpennell Hatching

    Mar 17, 2008
    Rhode Island
    My chickens were out free ranging today when I heard a loud noise. I got outside just in time to see a fox chasing one of the barred rocks. I scared it off but it got some of the bird's tail feathers and left a little gash/cut in the bird's lower back. After coaxing the attacked bird from under the shed, I put it back in the secured run with the others.

    The injury doesn't seem to be affecting it so far. However, I've only been raising chickens for six months, so I'm not sure what to look for. Any suggestions on how to care for the wound and bird?

  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    clean it up and put some neosporin on it, it will be fine ,
    glad you found him when you did [​IMG]

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