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HELP QUICK!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by goodhen, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. goodhen

    goodhen In the Brooder

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    What should i do?My Ameraucana was just bitten by a racoon and their is a huge whole in his back, nut he is still alive. HELP QUICK!!!!
     
  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

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    So sorry. If the wound is as bad as it sounds, you should put him down ASAP in my opinion to end the suffering. Try to focus on how to protect the flock going forward (getting rid of raccoon), the poor fella probably did his job protecting them this time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  3. debster1556

    debster1556 Chirping

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    I have seen many stories of chickens surviving some pretty terrible injuries. Clean the wound and get a real good look at it. Can you bring him inside away from the others? He might be in shock. Chickens are very resilient creatures! Clean him up, see just how bad it really is and go from there. This site has a lot of info on wound care.
     
  4. Healthy chickens scab over and heal up pretty well if they don't become septic. Injectable antibiotics is the way to go so you can keep the wound clean and dry.
     
  5. goodhen

    goodhen In the Brooder

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    it is getting better now... the wound has a scab
     

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