FOX ATTACK. ROOSTER IN SHOCK?

Mooocoow7

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At about 4:50 this morning the fox came by an tried a surprise attack on my biggest rooster. I make the roosters sleep outside on a table next to the coop because there too horny. Anyway it looks like the fox came up behind him and grabbed him by the neck an tired to take him with him. Then king rooster broke free an chased mr.fox for about an acre an then collapsed under a tree. There was some blood where the fox grabbed him but most seems to be from broken feathers, no deep wounds. But his neck is droopy and he's very sleepy. Breathing slowly an a slow heart beat. Lying in a very uncomfortable looking position. He gets up and adjusts every 30 or so minutes an can still move his head an neck so i dont think its broken. Im assuming he's in shock from the incident is there anything I can do besides keep a water in front of him.
 

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Swbertrand1

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Maybe some reassuring talking to him and some gentle strokes down his back at the same time will ease the shock he's surely in.
I'm amazed at how well chickens respond to those that they see every day, those that feed and water them, those that love them, and those who'd do anything that they can for them.
They know..................... :)
EDIT: can't believe I forgot to put this in this message: make sure he's in a quiet spot to recuperate without other chickens or people making loud noises or sudden movements. Give him his soft talk and gentle strokes there...
 
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Mooocoow7

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At about 4:50 this morning the fox came by an tried a surprise attack on my biggest rooster. I make the roosters sleep outside on a table next to the coop because there too horny. Anyway it looks like the fox came up behind him and grabbed him by the neck an tired to take him with him. Then king rooster broke free an chased mr.fox for about an acre an then collapsed under a tree. There was some blood where the fox grabbed him but most seems to be from broken feathers, no deep wounds. But his neck is droopy and he's very sleepy. Breathing slowly an a slow heart beat. Lying in a very uncomfortable looking position. He gets up and adjusts every 30 or so minutes an can still move his head an neck so i dont think its broken. Im assuming he's in shock from the incident is there anything I can do besides keep a water in front of him.
I've moved him into a box and he was just standing like that for awhile now he's lying down similar to the first picture isn't getting better or worse
 

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esme13

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He is in shocked, you need to clean the wound , to prevent infection and provide him with water, food and a comfortable area to heal.
 

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