1. Chicken111000

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    We have owned chcikens for about 7 months now and unfortunately on Saturday a fox got in attacked my chickens. One had received a broken leg, and it was to sever so the vet had to put it down. And my chicken got really hurt and it's wound goes all the way to the bone on his back.
    The two remaining chickens are not coming out of their coop, I suspect they are in shock and would be much appreciated if you could tell me how to get them out of shock.
    Oh and we have been putting cream and antibacterial spray on its wound(given by the vet)
    How long does it take for a wound to close up
    Thanks
     
  2. 14hens1cockerel

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    Hiya, this is quite a handful there is wrong with your chooks!
    So, you think they might be in shock? Is there any chance you could get a heat lamp to put inside the coop? When chickens are recovering from shock, they need warmth and calm. As for how long a wound takes to close up, it takes time as all things do, just keep it clean and let nature take its course. It should close up within 3-4 days, but if it doesn't it's nothing to worry about, as I say, just keep the wound clean.
    Hope this helps,
    14hsns1cockerel.
     
  3. Chicken111000

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    Feb 25, 2014
    Thank so much
     
  4. 14hens1cockerel

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    Hi again, please keep me informed with any updates,
    Many thanks,
    George
     
  5. Chicken111000

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    Will do
     

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