Help! My chicken has a punctured lung! What should I do?

melissaAmurphy

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My chicken got attacked at 8pm by a raccoon. She is breathing through a hole in her back. The bite from the raccoon. I don't know what to do?? Can anyone help me??? I think her leg is broken too but I don't want to pick her up. She is drinking water but she is still in shock. It has been 17hrs and she is still breathing.
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kuchchicks

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Needs a vet. Punctured lung can kill her. You can place a plastic bag sealed all the way around to help her until she gets help. If she is pulling air in through that hole it can cause a tension pnuemo thorax and collapse the other lung. The broken leg if not set properly can also cause long term issues if she survives. Antibiotics are also needed. I love animals but putting her down may be necessary. You dont want her to suffer.
 

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