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    08-24-2010, 01:38 PM
  #1
Green Broke
help! something attacked out chicken

Our chicken got attacked last night by a coyote or a dog or something, she's all tore up and missing alot of feathers but at first it looked like no real damage. As she was attacked by a chicken hawk last year. And healed up fine. She started eating and drinking and everything seemed well. But then I seen water dripping out of her neck and thel ittle bit of food she ate also fell out of her neck. I assumed it ripped open her esophagus(sp?).. idk what to do for her. She seems a little droopy but otherwise in good spirits. I assume she is going to dyhrdate quickly but my mom is not home and I don't know what to do for her. She is even up and walking around and laid an egg! But no food or water is making it to her stomach so she is constantly drinking water and I just don't know what to do for her. Any help?? Advice?? Something?
     
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    08-24-2010, 01:44 PM
  #2
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Do not know how to sew up a chicken. Please call your vet.
     
    08-24-2010, 01:48 PM
  #3
Showing
It may already be too late, but yes, she needs to be seen by a vet.

Doesn't matter what it was that attacked her.
     
    08-24-2010, 01:59 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I know! But I have to wait till my mom gets home and that's not for another few hours. I took a real good look at her neck wound. And her esophagus is definitely hanging outside of her neck. I feel so bad for the poor girl. I can't bring her inside because we have birds and if whatever got her had something they'll get it too. Right now she is in her nesting box. And I have the front of it covered with a damp towel to keep it kind of cool in there anything else I can do to keep at least half way comfortable until my mom gets home from work?
     
    08-25-2010, 10:56 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Hopefully someone has put it out of it's misery
     
    08-26-2010, 10:54 AM
  #6
Weanling
I'm going to second with churumbeque on this. A vet might be able to help-maybe-but that's a lot of money to spend on a chicken. Though chickens are fairly resilient animals, I think that might be an injury just too severe to fix. Do you keep your chickens in at night? Or did she get attacked in the day?
     
    08-26-2010, 11:08 AM
  #7
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Originally Posted by ilyTango    
I'm going to second with churumbeque on this. A vet might be able to help-maybe-but that's a lot of money to spend on a chicken.
I never realized the price of a pet decided if one did the right thing or not.

Heck, I took my pet rats into the vet when they were sick and in the end when they needed to be euthanized.

Fingers crossed that the chicken did not suffer.
     
    08-26-2010, 11:14 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
I never realized the price of a pet decided if one did the right thing or not.

Heck, I took my pet rats into the vet when they were sick and in the end when they needed to be euthanized.

Fingers crossed that the chicken did not suffer.
I didn't get that the chicken was a pet.
     
    08-26-2010, 01:49 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
I didn't get that the chicken was a pet.
Yes again.
     
    08-26-2010, 10:44 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Eve is great. And healing up well! We however did not. Take her to the vet. Her wounds weren't as bad as we originally thought. Her back looked tore up but mostly the feathers were ripped off. Her neck was the worst thing. And it just nicked her crawl(sp?) a bit she is however getting some nutrion and water into her stomache. As it is now 3 days later and she is going strong! Getting so much better day by day and walking around like normal and still laying eggs.
     

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