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Hawk Attacked Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Boonie Stomper, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

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    Just about roosting time. Hawk was still there. Bloody head. Slight gaping and repeated tongue and beak gestures like trying to spit something out of mouth or maybe something in throat or trachea possibly blood. Eye on 1 side closed and head bloody. 20180318_192955.jpg 20180318_192915.jpg 20180318_192942.jpg 20180318_192949.jpg
    Also lost flight feathers on 1 side.
    Do I let her roost and clean up in the morning?
    I put her up in her spot and some water and BOSS.
     
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler Premium Member

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  3. Lifewithchicks

    Lifewithchicks Chirping

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    I would bring her in for the night
     
  4. MyChickens14

    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    clean, flush and disinfect that bloody wound. then isolate her in a cage and make sure she's drinking and eating. once it's all cleaned up, you'll be able to see how extensive her injuries are. also, if you want you can give some antibiotics. Btw I am not an expert in any way but from what i've heard in the past from other BYC members, that should be some good way of treatment.
    I heard that herbs help with stress and honey, Vaseline or antibiotic cream/ointment can help with infection.
     
  5. MyChickens14

    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    also keep her warm:hugs
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging 8 Years

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    Yes, you need to flush the wounds immediately or infection will start in, and you really do not want to have to deal with that, trust me.

    If you have saline, that would be the best since the face and eye is involved. But a no tears baby shampoo would work with some warm water. You want to flush away any dirt and bacteria.

    The best product for this purpose is Vetericyn spray. It will help heal, build new tissue and protect against infection, and it's very easy to use. Spray the wounds three times a day. If you can, smooth on some antibacterial ointment after the Vetericyn dries. Keeping the wounds moist will hasten healing and prevent infection.
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    :thumbsup Agree w/MyChickens14, she called the Calvary :bow
     
  8. MyChickens14

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    thanks ChickenNanny13 good night
     
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  9. MyChickens14

    MyChickens14 Chirping

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    Keep me posted on your sweet hen
     
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  10. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

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    Thanks everyone! Missy is roosting normally so I have decided to check every 2 hours without disturbing her unless something further develops.

    She was attacked two separate times today by two different hawks. I think rest is best for now plus the bleeding will flush the wound and scab. At first light or sooner if necessary I will wash and evaluate and treat as appropriate. :fl
     

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