feral kitten found in barn with serious looking issue
There's been a feral kitten in the barn for the past few weeks, I have no idea where he/she came from or whose mother he/she came. I estimate the kitten to be about 10 weeks, give or take a couple weeks.
I would have never found him/her if I hadn't stayed around and waited after I put some food out for other cats I have that lives in the barn. Today when I went to check on them and to give left over chicken food, I saw the kitten come out. But he/she was limping real bad and looked like something bad happened to one of the hind leg.
He/she was very loud when I tried to come close and I didn't want to risk getting bitten so I backed off and I am posting this now. I will be going back soon with my camera to try and get a picture of the kitten.
The cats I have in the barn are all spayed and I do not have any male cat unless there's a recluse feral tom cat somewhere. My guess is the kitten, if it is a boy, got attacked by the tom cat. Or a wild animal like raccoon tried to have a free lunch on the kitten.
Any advice for this? My best guess would be heavy gloves and sleeves, thick towel, grab the kitten and put him/her into a carrier quickly, then head to a vet clinic. It is likely he/she would have to be put down. as I don't have the money to spare for treatment and being feral, it'd be hard to keep the kitten comforted while the wound healed.