- Mar 30, 2017
Alright, so some mystery beast has been killing our chickens, usually by ripping them apart and eating varying amounts between just a little and everything but the legs/wing ends. We secured our coop in every way possible, and we thought it would be fine. We were wrong, and the creature got in somehow and killed many of our young chicks that were staying in the coop. What could something like this be? It didn't even bother eating the small chicks, just bit their faces until they died. Many were fine, but three survived with injuries. They seem to have been bitten and are now unable to open their eyes. Two are completely blinded, while one can see with one eye. Only one has an eye that seems gone, the others look more swollen closed, sometimes bloody sometimes not. How should I treat this? I was going to use human eye drops on them, but alas I used the last of mine on a chipmunk I saved last year -turns out those drops work well on cat bites, if you happen to be a small rodent.