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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tav1, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well this morning we got woken up to a raccoon , he got into the pen at 545 sun up am not sure if it was rabid.
    we she got one hen by the head trying to get out but it fell to the ground and then went into the coop so i shut the pop door. took the other hens and put them in a box and the hurt one in it's separate box then opened the pop door and this big coon comes out. the hen is living ,1 eye is messed up the other is ok but she just sits there .....shock come to mind..
    we want to washer her down and see what happened . should i keep her or put her down?

    thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Depends on how badly injured. I've brought back some pretty badly mauled hens.
    Flush with saline, then apply betadine, then an eye type triple antibiotic ointment.
    Do this a couple times a day.
    If there are feathers that are getting into the wound, trim them.
     
  3. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Injuries where on the bad side ...had to put her down. Trapping time I guess.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I have to remember to set a couple traps tonight.
     

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