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Help my lab got a hold of my rooster.  Tore off some back feathers.   I don't see anymore damage.  He is alive but just wants to  lay in one spot and not move much.  I am new to chickens and I am at a lose on what to do for this poor guy

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Hey, I just had the same type of attack but with a hen. Just let the rooster rest, he may act a little traumatized. Also check for any punctures or bleeding and keep an eye on him. If you let him free range keep him up for the rest of the day. 

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My blood hound had pinned 1 or 2 of my girls, both times the chickens got out of thier run by mistake. A few feathers was all she got. I checked for injury never found anything and they are all doing fine. Check him over, keep an eye on him for a few days. As long as he isn't acting hurt and you can't find blood he should be ok soon
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Thank you so much for the advice.   I just checked on him again and he is looking some better.   I have him in a isolation pen so the others will not bother him.   He isn't drinking or eating yet but he does seem to hold his head up more.   I couldn't find any puncture marks or blood at all.  

Have a great Easter

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