HAWK KEEPS ATTACKING MY MAMA HEN!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erin lynn, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. erin lynn

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    My hen lemon just had 12 babies and we let them free run as she doesn't like being kept in the coop with the babies they are 3 weeks old she is a very good mama but has been attacked by a hawk after her babies her eye is almost swollen shut what should I do?[​IMG]
     
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  3. DwayneNLiz

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    if it was a hawk you are very lucky she and her babies are alive

    you need to clean it and apply an optical antibiotic

    you can rinse it with a saline solution
     
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    We saw the hawk the other day and she flew about 30 feet up in the air and was fighting it luckily we have several decks and a lot of brush the babies can hide in. It seems she can open the eye but most of the time she has it closed. However she hasn't lost a single baby and our rooster comes to help too.
     
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    thats great!

    it may look better by just cleaning it
     
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    Here she is with all her babies!!
     
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    Good news on mama hen lemon this morning when I woke up whatever was under her eye is gone I think she scratched it off but either way her eye looks great now I'm so relieved she is such a rockin awesome mom I'm so proud of her!!!!!
     

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