Maybe a Raccoon????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by WhoDey513, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. WhoDey513

    WhoDey513 New Egg

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    Chicken was attacked Saturday night and has a nasty gash on the side of her face treated her with HP and ad ointment. She was laying 3 days later and seemed alot better but today she is acting as slow and lethargic as the day after attack, HELP Please!!!!!!!
     
  2. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe put her on an antibiotic and feed her a lot of protein.
     
  3. WhoDey513

    WhoDey513 New Egg

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    Yeah I thought about that but she won't eat nothing today not even grapes!!!???
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I am so so very sorry!

    The only thng to try, is to hold her and put an oatmeal consistency wet feed in her mouth. Maybe if you get enough food into her she will perk up.

    Unfortunately though, she is probably going to die no matter what you do. It sounds like she is doing very poorly.

    I am so sorry for the trauma that you are going through!
     
  5. WhoDey513

    WhoDey513 New Egg

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    Why was she doing better and laying eggs and now she's worse and why do you think she will die!!!???
     
  6. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Oh you poor thing! I am so sorry, but if she isn't eating anything at all, I just guessed that she would end up passing away.

    My only guess as to why she was doing better, and then took a sharp turn for the worse, is an infection that took a few days to set in. Raccoons are notoriously dirty creatures.

    If she still isn't eating, maybe you want to take her to the vet.

    I dunno.

    But, what ever happens, [​IMG]
     
  7. WhoDey513

    WhoDey513 New Egg

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    Thanks for the Advice and I was just wanting your opinion on why she is worse and I figured it was infection setting in. No vets where I'm at will help chickens so I'm gonna do everything I can to help her and if it don't work out I will raise more next spring the thing about this chicken is it was our first and I rasied her from the beginning so it will be sad but I have learned a valuable lesson on keeping chickens safe from nasty raccoons thanx again!
     
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    no problem at all!

    I just always find it heart breaking when I loose any of my poultry. So, my heart goes out to you!
     

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