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What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Catsthemusical, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Catsthemusical

    Catsthemusical Just Hatched

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    Hello my name is Tina and recently one of my silkies was attacked by a racoon! I know the odds of her surviving are pretty slim. Her skin is gone from her jaw to the end of her neck, she seem like she is able to breathe fine though. I gave her some pain medicine and I think that has helped her a little. She actually seems to have been improving from when she was attacked, she seems a bit more lively if you shall say. This never happened to any of my chickens before, and have heard about this happening to other chickens before. They have all just put their chickens out of misery, I don't want her to suffer but I also do not want to take her to the vet and spend $100 on just putting her sleep when, I could possibly just nurse her pack to health. Also people have to just cut off her head and get it done with fast, but that just seems so darn cruel ! If any of you chicken owners out there have had this happen to you before please leave me a comment telling me what you did. Thank you.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    probably the best thing you can do is keep her separate from the other chickens, keep the wound clean, and be watching for infection
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is she able to eat, drink, move, stand?
    Can you post some photos?
     
  4. Catsthemusical

    Catsthemusical Just Hatched

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    Yes, she can eat, drink, but she can't stand. I will send photos soon !
     
  5. Catsthemusical

    Catsthemusical Just Hatched

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    Ok, thank you.
     
  6. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry[​IMG]
    My dogs got to the coop and killed 6/7 chicks (lucky) we later named her had a broken leg and deep wounds we put some neosporin on it and electrolytes in water. I hope for the best.
     
  7. Catsthemusical

    Catsthemusical Just Hatched

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    I'm sorry to say but she didn't survive :(:(. Thank you for the support :(
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  9. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    i am so sorry! do you know how the raccoon got her? if you know how the coon got in the run or coop or wherever it was you can work on making it so something like this doesn't happen again
     
  10. Catsthemusical

    Catsthemusical Just Hatched

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    Thanks . I think that the flap where we collect eggs was open
     

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