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Injured Roo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by marthas_ear, May 24, 2010.

  1. marthas_ear

    marthas_ear In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Austin Texas area
    General Sherman, a japanese/cochin banty roo, fended off a coon and made enough of racket so we were able to come to his aid and dispatch the offending predator.
    He took a bite to the head, so he now has black spots on his comb and lost a few tail feathers.
    I can't approach him without him getting more upset. Taking him to the vet is not an option, nor is grabbing him to doctor him.
    The suggestions I am looking for is how to help his own immune system help him heal.
    He is two days out from the attack. His partner was unscathed. The larger RIRXDel girls are okay, minus a few feathers.
    Sherman did his job.
    I threw him some hornworms and grasshoppers, but the girls snatched them from him. He has slowed down a bit.
    I know there are vitamins I can add to water.
    I gave them additional scratch to pellets to perk and cheer them up.
    Girls seem back to normal, but Sherm took a hit.

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