I made a dumb mistake and let my chickens freerange with my dogs outside while I went to the store. When I returned my little shi tzu was inside the chicken coop with two chickens cornered and there were feathers everywhere. He had ripped out their feathers and bitten them. Luckily the others were unharmed, although obviously pretty spooked.
The one that looked worse was actually in decent spirits but the other is in shock. I brought them both inside, sprayed blue coat on them and gave them food and water in their old brooder. They are twelve weeks old. I hope they make it through the night.
What can I do? The little dog burrowed under the fence. Tomorrow we are going to secure it very well, but will my chickens be forever stressed out? I don't want to give my dog or my chickens away. The dog was here first, anyway.
I am rambling because I am also in shock. Please send healing vibes, pray, or whatever you believe in, send it to my chickens. They need it tonight.
Edited by egglicious - 10/9/11 at 7:27am