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injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by titabrignoni, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. titabrignoni

    titabrignoni New Egg

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    i need advice my chicken was attacked by bobcat she survived the attack however her right side is punctured and her right wing cut i have treated her and cleaned her up and have given her water and food and today she wont eat its been a few days since attack what do i do for her any suggestions out there?? she seems to be comfortable in a water bath and drinks water but now wont eat she did lay an egg yesterday today nothing...
     
  2. ladymommabrahma

    ladymommabrahma Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a local vet? If she continues in that manner I would take her to the vet. I'm sure others with more experience will help you but good luck!
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a good avian vet in your area, I would have him/her look at your bird. However, if not, the best thing you can do is keep your bird quiet, make sure she drinks, and get her to eat. See if she'll eat mealworms, scrambled eggs, applesauce, or moistened layer feed. If necessary, dissolve some feed in water and spoon feed it to her. Tube feeding is another option. Perhaps put some probiotics and vitamins/electrolytes into her water, if you have any.

    Here are some tube feeding threads: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/722041/how-to-t-feed-a-sick-chicken-and-give-subcutaneous-fluid
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...h-my-bird-pics-for-visuals-very-detailed-post
     

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