somethig attacked my chicks need help keeping them alive

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystaldee, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. crystaldee

    crystaldee New Egg

    Mar 25, 2009
    Something attacked and killed eleven of my chickens they had just gotten there adult feathers I now have four left two of them are missing one eye and are walking around and eating and drinking well but one can't move his head very well and is having trouble getting around I think is his neck and the last ones tounge seems to be swollen I don't know what to do how can I keep these guys alive
  2. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas

    I'm sorry about your chickies, the only thing I would know to say with out seeing them is to keep them warm and quiet and provide water and food.
    Hopefully some body will weigh in with more ideas! Good Luck!
  3. krusti

    krusti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your problem. Have you been seeing hawks flying about. We had 5 hawks swarming above for the kill. I ended up locking up the hens and putting a net over the entire chicken yard. Solved the problem, but not before I lost 12 hens. The injured one, I would probably cull and try again (after fixing the problem).
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Wow - the first thing I would do is get them warm - can they come into the house? I know 4 is a lot - but sounds like they all need a night of quiet rest (probably you, too). Rescue Remedy is a good shock treatment, if you have it. Chamomile is calming as well. If you want, I can search more for shock treatments, but at this point, warmth and dark quiet are the best until tomorrow. I'm really sorry this has happened. Hang in there.
  5. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    What time of the day did this happen?
  6. crystaldee

    crystaldee New Egg

    Mar 25, 2009
    [​IMG] this all happened Tuesday morning we think it was a stray cat who has left here to go to a new home its just been hanging around here and never hurt anything I talked to the Vet they told me that the two with only one eye have a good chance and there still little so they are in the house in the huge tub that they were in when we first got them I'm heading to the feed store as soon as it opens to get antibiotics so fingers crossed two will make it

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