Fox attack side affects

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by beauh, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. beauh

    beauh Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my chickens was attacked by a fox, it survived as well as a few of it friends- 4 didn't. I was wondering if it had got a disease. It is like a balloon on one side of its body, where i think a fox scratched it, although it is only small, dosen't even draw blood. Any ideas
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I imagine this is a result of an injury, not a disease that the fox carried. You may need to drain an abscess, or let air out of an abnormal air compartment.
  3. beauh

    beauh Chillin' With My Peeps

    how would i do this thanks--
  4. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    west virginia
    if its an abcess from a bite you will feel a small soft spot when its ready to incise. this is a painful procedure and not for the unsure. it could besomething else too. I would watch it and wait,these things can take care of themselves or take the crittr to someone who knows.
    is the 'baloon' hard or soft, full of fluid or air orblood? need alot more info. is there pain with palp?
  5. beauh

    beauh Chillin' With My Peeps

    The chicken, my baby silkie!!! its 'balloon' part is soft, not rock hard and I think full of air, or maybe fluid. When i pick it (don't know if girl or boy yet) I hold and carefully, but you hear a noise like a balloon draining from its air or a quiet really slooppy poo coming out from the chicken, I check its bottom area, but nothing has came out, so more like a 'chicken fart'???????

    Thanks--- I don't know to take it to the vet or leave it until saturday.
  6. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Richardson, Texas
    Pictures are worth a thousand words.. you may also need to gently pluck the area to get a better look.
  7. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 8, 2011
    I would post this in Emergencies/Diseases/Injuries and Cures section, you should get more help. Good luck with her.
  8. beauh

    beauh Chillin' With My Peeps

    The areas all ready bare, hasn't really d=grown feathers under its wings yet. I will try get a picture, but it looks just like a normal bird, its only when you pick it up.

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