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Injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by codieb, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. codieb

    codieb New Egg

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    Hi all,

    I have five eight day old chicks in a brooder that's in my house at the moment. I woke this morning to find that my cat has managed to reach in and attack one chick. She has a wound on one wing and her other is all but gone. Is there anything I can do to help her chances of survival? She doesn't seem to be too stressed but I'm worried she will go into shock and I'll loose her.

    I have cleaned the wounds and wrapped a small bandage around her body to hopefully help keep germs away.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi, I'm not sure what else you can do. Please don't be offended, but it may have been kinder to put it out of its misery.

    I hope that she / he makes it!

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree you've done about all you can do. Give her Chick Saver electrolytes and keep her warm and not trampled by the others.

    Time will tell if she recovers fully. Chickens can amaze you.

    LofMc
     

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