Predator Attack Overnight in My Coop -

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jtkshannon, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. jtkshannon

    jtkshannon New Egg

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    Last night a predator was able to gain access to our coop. We lost one hen, and another is badly injured. We are trying to give her the appropriate care, and are searching this thread for recommendations. Her injury is severe, to her back. Skin layer is missing, and has exposed muscle underneath. She is walking, eating and drinking. We have her separated so she remains safe from the rest of the flock, and calm as we determine how to help her. We have applied Wonderdust, and Bluekote so far. We would like to give her a pain med. Aspirin has been discussed as on option on the threads. Our concern is that the wound is too severe to heal. When and how can we make that determination? Also the infection factor due to the severity of the wound. Any thoughts, direction or recommendations would be very appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    If you look at a few threads on here like fly strike wounds and coyote attacks, you will see that chickens are pretty tough critters. They can heal from big wounds, but you need to keep flies out.
     
  3. GingerJane

    GingerJane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wrap it with live stock bandage and rude antibiotics so It will not get infected, if that gets infected that's a whole different story, very bad. So please rub antibiotics on the wound and wrap it in animal bandage.

    And I am guess either a fox, skunk, or weasel would have done that.
     

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