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Skunk Injured Roos Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rechellef, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Rechellef

    Rechellef Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been in pursuit of a predator for the past couple of nights, but finally caught the sucker in the coop with my Silkie Roo Elvis on his dinner plate. There was little I could do except shoo the skunk out with my flash light and scoop up poor Elvis. He was shaking and obviously terrified, so I put him in a large animal carrier with some food and water and then into a locked shed. His head was bloodied, but everything else was intact and his injuries seem fairly superficial all things considered. I checked on him tonight and other than blood on his head and hiding in the corner of the carrier, he seemed okay. However, what can I wash his injuries off with and should I be concerned about rabies?
     
  2. mshuey1

    mshuey1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same thing happen to my roo, his comb was torn off. This is what I did we cleaned him up with wet paper towels. I also put bagblam you can find it in walmart or feed store twice a day, next we started him on meds for infection. We keep him warm and away from all the others until his wounds wore healed. The good news is that today he's a healthy boy w his own group of girls:)

    Hope this helps;)
     

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