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Hen was attacked

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i believe it was my dog but I can't say for sure but I found my hen with huge lacerations all over her and in obvious shock. I hurried and have her a warm bath to wash the debris away and cleaned her wounds and stitched them up. Everyday applying triple antibiotic ointment. Today I removed the stitches and she seems to be doing GREAT. I had her in a dog crate and isolated inside for the past week. She's getting along as if nothing happened with the other hens. I think I'm going to let her back in the coop tonight. Does anyone have any advise?
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3 days later

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Be careful to check on her first thing in the morning at daylight, to make sure the others don't peck at her red skin. I would get some BluKote or Gentian violet and coat her red skin to hide it, or put a little t-shirt over her wounds. Since she has been gone a week, they may treat her as an enemy. You have done a good job helping her.

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She was perfectly fine this morning. She seemed to resume normal pecking order.
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My godness! Good job on healing her! Glad to hear she is recovering well! :bow:thumbsup

Walk gently on this earth. Do no harm. Laugh a lot at yourself. Be kind even when it's  hard.
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Walk gently on this earth. Do no harm. Laugh a lot at yourself. Be kind even when it's  hard.
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Thank you. I'm kinda proud of myself lol
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