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Henry my roo

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Hi There,

This is Lila Ann i'm a newbie on caring for my rooster & hen as i am writing this i am crying b/c yesterday at about every 6:15 p.m everyday both Henry & Henrietta always sleep & they fly up on our tree & sleep side by side however my neighbor adopted a rooster & he started crowing my rooster (Henry) heard my neighbors rooster crowing so i kinda knew what was going to happen Henry flew up on the fence & into an empty lot where this neighbor keeps 1 of its dog by itself, Henry flew there b/c my guess was that Henry wanted to investigate & was curious about this rooster the next thing i knew my Henry was in the empty lot where and the dog chased my Henry & Henry was no match for this dog & right in front of my eyes this dog had Henry in its mouth! I was hysterical SCREAMING & YELLING saying my Henry! my Henry! my neighbor ran into the empty lot where they kept this dog and managed to rescue & save my Henry he finally flew into my other neighbors yard i called out to him to come home as far as i could tell he seemed fine walking & crowing but of course i was unable to catch him b/c pretty much they are stray & roam free. I ended up adopting them b/c they refuse to leave our home. Now having said all of this i really don't know the extent of Henry's injuries however the girl hen (Henrietta) already flew up in the tree & waited for Henry to be with her & even though Henry was hurt he tried to fly up but was unable to.. Normally he would fly up with no problem but he tried several times to be with Henrietta but every time he tried to fly he would fly short only to fall to the ground.. So i'm wondering if this dog injured Henrys wings where he is unable to fly up.. + other injuries i don't know of yet b/c i can't even go near them b/c they are not tamed at all they are wild birds & i just happen to fall in love with them & kept them as pets.. As of right now the girl hen (Henrietta) is up in the trees but Henry is underneath our house since he's unable to fly up.. I just hope with time Henry will be able to recover & will be able to fly how he use to flying. I am so so worried b/c i feel like i can't help him & i'm very afraid he might have other injuries that will lead to an infection & theres nothing i can do for him (crying). Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!

 

Luv,

Me, Henrietta & Henry

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You can leave him be, and see how he goes, but there's a very good chance he has some serious injuries and will possibly die overnight or not long after.

 

Ideally, catching him and checking him for wounds, and treating him as necessary, would be the best bet to save his life, but still no guarantee, as he very likely has one or all of the following: some deep puncture wounds, internal bleeding, shock, and skeletal breakage.

 

Dogs very rarely grab a bird in their mouths without biting into them. Birds very rarely survive getting bitten by dogs without requiring assistance to overcome the infections that set in. His chances are very slim without some human intervention.

 

Even wild birds are caught and treated by people, the often-recited "they'll have a heart attack" line doesn't apply in the vast majority of cases. You can even see the tiniest of wild birds being caught and handled by people for the first time in their lives, which don't have heart attacks over it, and in fact are able to remain relatively calm. They are adept at picking up your intentions for the most part, as this is a survival trait natural to animals both tame and wild. Even wild animals can be cooperative when they realize you're trying to help them.

 

Best wishes with your Henry.

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Self-sufficiency farmer with all sorts of all sorts, aiming to get more sorts of more sorts. Working on my own strains & breeds. 

Athlete, nerd, artist, gamer, writer, maker-of-stuff, perpetual student. Ignorance is not bliss, it's suffering! I may be strange but I'm not malicious, so if I give offense please reconsider taking it. ;)

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Thanks for the info - Update on Henry to my amazement Henry looks like his old self again i don't think he sustain any serious injury however i do think something is wrong with his wings b/c even today when he tries to fly high up to the tree to roost he just falls short & ends up on the ground. This is very sad b/c normally he puts all his strength & flies up the tree with no problems at all. Today i took notice that he nows goes into my other neighbors yard & flies up the mango tree to roost but that neighbor too has a dog who is loose & have killed many roosters & chickens so i am deathly afraid for Henry... Today he ate a little & i gave him some water with some duramycin antibiotic in it just in case he has an infection internally but i haven't  seen him drink the water. I would like some info do u think that Henry will be able to fly full strength ever again? And do u think i should buy a chicken coop & put him in the coop? I'm just afraid that b/c Henry & Henrietta are wild birds & have been free reigning all this time by putting them in a coop would be cruel? Or is this a good idea.. I am deathly afraid that when he goes to my other neighbors yard & flies up the mango tree to roost that this dog will kill him this time. What i don't understand is that Henry seems to be able to fly up that mango tree which is just as high as our tree he used to roost. Could it be that he is still in shock & traumatized? & can this kill him? Any info would be greatly appreciated!. Thanks so much everyone.

 

Regards,

Lila Ann

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Hello,
This is Lila Ann & my roo henry has developed black spots on his comb & now its spreading to his wattle i believe he's had them b4 but returned & since he's a wild & free range rooster its very difficult to catch him & treat watever illness is plaqueing him... So far he's eating, drinking, crowing & acting very normal doing his roosters duties... He's the only roo i have b/c he was a throw away, & wandered into my yard so i became attached to him feeding & caring for him... We also have stray cats & now baby kittens that have lots of fleas & r treating them as we speak..Any info on henry's black spots would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks folks..
Regards,
Cutiepie
Edited by cutiepie960 - 5/10/16 at 5:47pm
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Hey can someone help me I can't figure out how to submit my own question or whatever so I'll just do this in a comment. I had a rooster Tom and yesterday he just died and I can't figure out why?
He crowed that day and he was fine. I heard him crow before I went to a piano lesson at 3 and when I came back he was dead! Nothing tried to eat him or anything. Do you know what could've happened?
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