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Hen bit by weasel....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommyto3, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. mommyto3

    mommyto3 Hatching

    May 11, 2009
    One of my hens got bitten by a weasel while trying to protect her chicks. I was there and saw the whole thing. The dirty bugger killed both chicks then finally ran out. She was bitten on her underside. There are 2 puncture wounds that I can see, but I'm sure there must be more. Her whole underside, excluding the breast area, is bruised looking and she was having a hard time walking. I brought her inside, to isolate her from the others so she could rest and have individual care. The bruising is now green (bright green!) and her poop is green. She is walking a little bit better today. Is there anything more I can do to speed up her healing? Or should I just keep doing what I have been? I am hoping the weasel stays out of the coop. This hen chose the dog house to sit on her eggs, while the kids and i were out of town for 2 weeks. hubby couldn't get in there to get the eggs, so he just let her sit. I'm thinking she had more eggs, but the weasel got them.

  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    sorry about your loss and injuries... you're gonna have to get a gun and go pop the weasel!!!
  3. ruby

    ruby Songster

    Apr 10, 2008
    Gold Hill, Alabama
    the weasel will not leave! POP the weasel!
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    good posting on wound care.... definately clean the wounds, and as to the green bruises and the green poop, I would keep in mind that she could have damaged organs if she was beat up pretty bay, the green could be indicative of internal damages...
  6. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Songster

    Apr 11, 2011

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