Will my hen survive?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mindyb, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. mindyb

    mindyb New Egg

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    We had a raccoon attack last night. I heard the attack and went out to help. The raccoon got my favorite hen Goldie. I took her inside and made her comfortable. After closer inspection her neck is bad, and leaks water when she drinks. She made it through the night. Am I making her suffer? Also she just laid.
     
  2. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clean the wound, keep her inside and let it heal. The raccoon could have a disease or virus or something so clean it often and wash your hands. Cover the wound if it leaks water when she drinks. If it does not get better I suggest don't let her suffer. If she made it through the night I think she has a chance. Watch her close. Add antibiotics and I hope she gets better! Don't cover the wound because it needs air to heal but keep her in a clean place.
     
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  3. mindyb

    mindyb New Egg

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    Well, my sweet Goldie did not make it. Thank you for your advice!
     

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