Raccoon attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DevinP, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. DevinP

    DevinP New Egg

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    Unfortunately I had a problem with a raccoon towards the end of last week. My flock is now smaller than it was before. Two of the survivors have visible cuts on their head/neck area. They aren't bad but some feathers are missing. The hens are acting fine and eating like they should. Are chickens susceptible to rabies? Is this something that I should be concerned about?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I dont believe that chickens get rabies, however, you yourself can contract it by coming in contact with saliva the raccoon left in the wounds.
     

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