Injured pullet

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by christineavatar, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. christineavatar

    christineavatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night something tried to get into my coop. I heard the ruckus and went out to chase it off. One bird was hurt on her leg. This morning I can see that her leg has been badly injured. I have put her by herself. Her leg is so badly damaged that she cannot use it at all and the skin on the 'thigh' has been taken off so that you can see all the meat. I have put food and water in her cage but she has not touched any of it. What can i do to help her? I she lives it will be without the use of her right leg. Any suggestions?
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your saying she's only gonna have one leg. I hate this I'd put her down.Her life will be miserable chickens have a hard enough time with two legs. They need to scratch & peck. Sorry!!!
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    O forgot to mention the critter will more than likely return. Load the gun & set a trap if possible & tighten up the coop.
     

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