Thank you to everyone who left me reassuring comments on my last post. I am feeling much better although still saddened by my quiet yard with no birds following me about.
Once we tidied up the mess in the pen we found a ray of hope. One of our sweet little bantams, Hawkie (she usually looks a little like a hawk), was still alive. Somehow in the fracas she found a hiding spot in an egg laying box and her life was spared. For that I'm very grateful.
She isn't looking or feeling her best but that's to be expected. She has wounds on her neck and some deep ones on her back but she is making progress with lots of tender loving care and a bit of wound care. When we found her she was quite listless but she does seem to have a strong spirit. She's no spring chicken either, at least five years old.
I have seen her drinking and eating on her own today but after needing a bit of help yesterday she seems to have taken to being spoon fed and watered. Sleeping inside probably helps too.
The ducks are all alive but traumatised. Not eating much and they seem to have lost their quacks and are laying very low. I would too. They won't even come out of their pen to free range.I'm hoping a bit more time will heal their injuries and their worries.