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Dog attack, 1 injured chick & 1 hen with no tail feathers

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The dog was in the yard on a killing rampage with our 11 chicks, mother hen and 4 hens.

He managed to kill 1 chick, injure another and injure one hen. The mom lead as many babies away as she could. I have not been able to handle her yet to check for injuries.

 

So 1 hen is missing all her tail feathers, the place where they were ripped out is bleeding at eat follicle. There were feathers in 3 different locations in the yard , he chased her all over the place. We found her under the house, she looked dead and her feathers were all over the yard. We pulled her out with a pitch fork and then she starting crying. She has no bite marks, but is missing a lot of feathers.

 

She is separated and in a cage with a towel over here on our porch. What should I do about her feathers? I brought her in and she is not in shock at all but fully in panic still. Should I clean the places where her feathers were ripped out? It all looks pretty clean.

 

The chick (1month old) was really hurt I found her crawling out of bucket using only 1 leg and 1 wing. I washed her cause she was covered in dirt. She was bitten on the back under her wing. I washed the 2 bite marks that were bleeding a bit. Then put peroxide on the two small holes, it looks like just the skin was broke. She is wrapped in a towel sitting on a hot water bottle in the kitchen in a cage with a towel over her. She opens her eyes when there is noise and so on.

 

I am giving them all water but don't want to stress them any more.

 

Any tips?

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Should I disinfect the area where the tail feathers were ripped out?
The chick is still alive and not bleeding. But the leg looks bad. Not bloody or bitten but she can only move it a bit.

Can I make a brace?

What to do about the leg?

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