Hen Hurt By Hawk, Now Very Gassy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Just_Clucky84, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Just_Clucky84

    Just_Clucky84 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Yesterday my barred rock hen, Ima Chicken, was injured by a hawk. It attacked her right in front of me! I managed to get it off of her but she has a decent sized gash on her right side in between her tail and the tip of her wing. I washed the wound with warm water and it stopped bleeding. Today I'm going to put some Bacitracin on it. I put her in a cat carrier overnight and she's eating, drinking, and walking around this morning. I noticed that every few minutes she seems to pass gas and moves her cloaca. Could a hawk smashing into a chicken break an egg in side of her?!?! Has anybody else had a hen do this? I know animals are very resilient and she doesn't appear to be too uncomfortable, but I am worried about poor Ms. Ima.

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