My handsome Rooster, Rudy, was attacked!! Need HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Riverrunhenhouse, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Riverrunhenhouse

    Riverrunhenhouse In the Brooder

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    Last Thursday my rooster was attacked by either a fox or a raccoon. We guided him to the hen house and he ran in a tree really hard. He has bite marks on the top of his head and crown which we cleaned with saline and after a few days was able to put meda honey on them to heal them. He was really raspy and gurgling. I tried to feed im with a syringe which was not a good idea since I did not know that on one side is the airway and the other side of the mouth is the way to the crop. I was told by an Avian vet to give him Tylan 200 2 times a day 6 units. His gurgling has cleared up but he sits in his box and just sleeps. I try to wake him up and his eyes open slightly. I am trying to give him water and I made a mash with his food and added vitamin E since his head is bobbing up and down unless he is sound asleep. He might be eating 7 - 10 ml of the mash a day. I don't know what to do anymore.
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Hi @Riverrunhenhouse :frow Welcome To BYC

    I'm sorry to hear about your rooster.
    Can you post some photos of him and his wounds?
    It sounds like it's time to re-visit the vet since he's not improving.

    Have you been able to get any fluids into him? Have your vet show you how to tube feed and give oral medication. You can also follow the links below for some tips on doing that yourself.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...er-construction-check-back-for-updates.73335/
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/805728/go-team-tube-feeding
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    :welcome :frow I agree. Some pictures would help. Good luck...
     
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  4. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    So sorry about rudy :hugs Best of luck with him, you've got good help already here:fl
     
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  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome! Sorry about Rudy! Hope the suggestions above will provide some help! :fl
     
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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If you have a game camera, put it up. Most likely the predator that attacked Rudy will be back and then you will know what you're dealing with. I had some problems with a fox which killed my most favorite bird during the middle of the day not long ago. I got the fox.
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