Is my chicken in shock?please help!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Nyuckmail, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Nyuckmail

    Nyuckmail Hatching

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    so we had a visit from a predator that killed three of my chickens and one duck, at that time I had four chickens and only one remained in the coop. The next day our neighbor came to us and said one of our roosters was in her yard but she said that it was really sick. I went over there and got my rooster ( dartanian) when I put him in a cage with shavings with food and water he would do anything he was very lethargic. So i thought I would get him out and hold him wrapped in a blanket. I also got some Gatorade packets and put it in some water for him, once I some on his beak he started to drink some. After a few hours he didn’t look like he was getting any better. I’m worried he won’t make it, he still clucks and crowing.i need help please!!
     
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  2. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Free Ranging

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    He doesn’t seem to be doing any better but he’s crowing?
     
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  3. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Crowing is a very good sign. Mabey put him in with a friend?
     
  4. Nyuckmail

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    There is another rooster outside that survived the attack but seems fine. I try to feed him eggs but he doesn’t seems to like them
     
  5. Nyuckmail

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    Yes, he is crowing and clucking every now and then.
     
  6. marygreene

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    Can you try beating up a raw egg and mixing it with some sardines? That seemed to help mine. Hope your roo gets better soon. I think the crowing is a good sign. Is he alone? Can you put him in with one or two hens?
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Thinking he needs time to recover from the attack/shock. Keep him quiet with food & water, maybe put him where he can see the remaining flock ... Or in a wire cage with food & water in the coop. Have you checked him over for any injury?
     
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  8. Nyuckmail

    Nyuckmail Hatching

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    Yes, I have I don’t see anything and he doesn’t seem to be in any pain
     
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  9. Nyuckmail

    Nyuckmail Hatching

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    I will definitely try that, anything to get him better
     
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  10. marygreene

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    When my chicken was failing to grow i was advised to give egg and fish. No one said to cook the egg so I just beat up 2 eggs and the only fish I had in the house was a can of boneless/skinless/no sodium sardines. It seemed to work plus my dogs got a bowlful, too. No one died.
     
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