Hope she does well, pretty bird
She looks like she will live but the bite was at her elbow joint. I’m not sure what kind of use she will have with her left leg. Any suggestions.
If you can get ahold of comfrey i treated a baby duckling that got its leg caught in a rat trap with it by soaking it in a bath tub and letting the duckling swim in it once a day, a chicken obviously isnt going to swim but maybe you could hold her over a foot bath or make a poultice... Dont go crazy with it, its hard on the liver, but it works and helps with the pain as well
Unfortunately Cleo didn’t make it. she was fine one min then I checked on her an hour later and she was gone. Found a second wound higher on her leg I missed.
Im sorry, at least she was comfortable, you did more than most would for a chicken, good job
I'm so sorry you lost her. Comfrey poultices are awesome. I had a Friesain mare get a cedar sliver just above her coronet in her pastern. No way I could pull it by hand. Morning after first poultice: TWO slivers had been pulled. I used black pepper and red western elderberry leaf, too, but comfrey alone is great. I so feel you on the not seeing the other wound. *condolences*
Trap them, they wont stop until they got all your defenseless Livestock... beautiful Cats but devastating to your self sufficient lifestyle critters.
@FoodForThoughts We spotted him and set a live trap for him before he got to her. But unfortunately he was captured in the chicken tractor An hour later. It was turned over to the fish and wildlife for relocation. We’ve kept our eyes open for anymore so far so good. But yeah I’m worried we live on a game trail to the river and near multiple rabbit burrows. We will see what all the prey brings in this winter. Worst part we live in town
@Mel Miller Critters such as this are living in a town? Poor things - we have taken their lands, and they have no where to go - we chase them further and further away from normal hunting grounds, and then we bring cats, small dogs, chickens, ducks, all manner of delicious morsels which seem like reasonable substitutes in their diet. I'm very sorry for you and your beautiful chicken as well as the amazing cat - there just is no way for them to live together, and you need to do what you are doing. Bless you!