hen not eating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by andya57, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. andya57

    andya57 In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2015
    My hen was attacked by a mink about 10 days ago. I have been giving her water from a cup and letting her dip her beak in it. I have also been giving her yogurt from a spoon. The back of her neck was badly damaged (actually bitten off) but it is scabbing over. I think she cannot bend her neck forward because of the injury. Any ideas how I can get her to eat. She is getting very thin.
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you post any pictures of her and her injuries? How are you treating the wounds? I would give her some chick vitamins or 1/4 tablet of vitamin B complex crushed into her food. Can you try giving her wet chicken feed, and mix a bit of egg into it, and try holding it up to her beak? Tube feeding her temporarily might be something that you would want to do until she is able to eat on her own. Can she stand or walk?
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  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Quack!

    Jul 8, 2018

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