Please Help! silkie attcked by rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silkie<3, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help my baby was attacked last night by another rooster and i think there is a hole in his head....he is still breathing he moves from time to time i have him under a heat lamp i know the odds of survival are almost none but any idea's
     
  2. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

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    calm down and start with a picture
     
  3. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How deep is the hole?

    If she's still breathing, there's hope. Clean the wound and assess the situation.
     
  4. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok ok getting picture now
     
  5. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we need a picture to give us an idea of what we are looking at...
     
  6. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    srry bad quality camera have never liked him
     
  7. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    He wont eat or drink any thing i have cleaned the wound with vetericyn
     
  8. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont think its that deep but its not bleeding
     
  9. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please respond!
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Keep the silkie warm and dry, and quiet... separate into its own kennel/box/cage... and keep an eye on it. It may pull out of it, but if there are other injuries you can't see, then moving it around too much may cause more problems. Keep the wound clean and clear, and watch for infection, but based on personal experience it will be ok.
     

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