Hi, out there in chicken cyberspace. I had a predator attack the day before yesterday and lost 3 hens and a guinea to an unknown assailant. I have secured the coop, but am now worried if I am treating my injured birds correctly. I have a beautiful BO that I have brought into the house today to rest and try and get some fluids in her. She only swallowed a small mouthful when I forced the cup under her beak. How do you force her mouth open to use a syringe? She is not interested in egg yolks, yogurt or mealworms. I figure she is still in shock. She has clear eyes and a bright comb, so I am hoping she pulls out of it. Will temporarily removing her from the flock cause trouble when I reinsert her? I have another auracaunna that doesn't seem interested in leaving the coop. She can walk ok, but she seems to be in a permanent state of "puffed" up. ( why do they do that?) She wasn't interested in eating either. Should I remove her from the coop and put her with the other hen in my house? (thus making reintroduction by two?) That way I can monitor her intake as well. As for their injuries- I am not sure how extensive they are. I put neosporin on the wounded areas I saw. I have never given a chicken a bath in my life, so is that necessary and how do I do it if it is. I am trying to get them to take electrolyte water and water with the right solution of asprin for pain. Any help is great and I sure appreciate it. It has been a rough few days. I've cried more over my babies that I thought was possible. Thanks so much.