New to BYC and need advice on injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by phantomchickenfarm, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. phantomchickenfarm

    phantomchickenfarm New Egg

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    We had a raccoon attack 2 nights ago - lost over 1/2 of our flock - one of our survivors is a black sex link hen.
    She is banged up - but able to walk and amazingly laid an egg for us.
    She is drinking water in very small amounts but I can't get her to eat.
    Help please - what can I try to entice her to eat?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] Does she have throat injuries? Lots of predators grab the throat. Check her very close. If she's drinking, she'll probably eat in a while.
     
  3. phantomchickenfarm

    phantomchickenfarm New Egg

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    There are no outer injuries to her neck than I can see.
    Her face is swollen - we've been carefully wiping her eyes - they keep matting up.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    If she's drinking, I'd put antibiotics in the water,......just in case.
     

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