2 year old rooster attacked by neighbors dog

Buttercup9331

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My almost 2 year old rooster was attacked my a neighbors dog Friday afternoon. My chickens were not free roaming, the dog found a way in the fence of the run. I lost 2 hens, and my big boy Boss, the main rooster, took the blunt of it all. He's got massive feather loss, 2 semi deep puncture wounds, and some torn skin. I've been cleaning the wounds with peroxide and using antibiotic ointment. I have also used blu kote. Now just yesterday I noticed a smell and one of his deeper puncture wounds was getting a little pussy. What else should I try to use to help with the infection he's developed? I've also have him drinking some aspirin water mix and electrolyte water mix.
He also has a bum leg. He will put pressure on it but he's not up and walking like usual. He does move himself throughout his cage. He is eating and drinking just fine. Poop looks normal and his attitude is still there so should I be worried that he's not standing up much?
 

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My almost 2 year old rooster was attacked my a neighbors dog Friday afternoon. My chickens were not free roaming, the dog found a way in the fence of the run. I lost 2 hens, and my big boy Boss, the main rooster, took the blunt of it all. He's got massive feather loss, 2 semi deep puncture wounds, and some torn skin. I've been cleaning the wounds with peroxide and using antibiotic ointment. I have also used blu kote. Now just yesterday I noticed a smell and one of his deeper puncture wounds was getting a little pussy. What else should I try to use to help with the infection he's developed? I've also have him drinking some aspirin water mix and electrolyte water mix.
He also has a bum leg. He will put pressure on it but he's not up and walking like usual. He does move himself throughout his cage. He is eating and drinking just fine. Poop looks normal and his attitude is still there so should I be worried that he's not standing up much?
Welcome To BYC
I'm sorry about your rooster.
Do you have any photos of his wounds?

I would not use the Peroxide any more, it can be damaging to tissue after prolonged use.
If you can get some hibiclens (chlorhexidine) or betadine that would be good to use for flushing of the wounds. If not saline or warm soapy water can be use (preferably original Dial soap), if using soapy water, rinse well.
O.k. back to the flushing - flush the wounds really well, if there's pus, then try to clean that out, debride with a rough wash cloth or gauze. Trim feather away from the wounds so you can see them better and it keeps the wound cleaner too. Apply triple antibiotic ointment.
Hopefully with generous flushing and removal of the pus, it will smell better. Antibiotics can also be given, but the wound still needs to be cleaned out. You don't mention your location - if you are in the US, check with your Tractor Supply, some carry Fish Mox (Amoxicillin) and/or Procaine Penicillin G. Either one can be used - let us know what you find and we will help you with dosing. The Amoxicillin is in tablet form, the Penicillin is injectable.
 

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Chickens are very resilient. I have purchased and keep on hand Silver Sulfadiazine for wounds. Gotta get it from a vet. Thankfully we do not have the attacks we have had in the past. Basic first aid keep after tne initial attack and then wound doctored. Keep bird isolated so he doesnt get pecked.. clean bedding.. fresh water. He ll be up in no time ill bet.
 

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Fish pen (penicillin) antibacterial fish medication? Is that right?
If you have a choice, get Fish Mox (Amoxicillin)

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baasanders

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My almost 2 year old rooster was attacked my a neighbors dog Friday afternoon. My chickens were not free roaming, the dog found a way in the fence of the run. I lost 2 hens, and my big boy Boss, the main rooster, took the blunt of it all. He's got massive feather loss, 2 semi deep puncture wounds, and some torn skin. I've been cleaning the wounds with peroxide and using antibiotic ointment. I have also used blu kote. Now just yesterday I noticed a smell and one of his deeper puncture wounds was getting a little pussy. What else should I try to use to help with the infection he's developed? I've also have him drinking some aspirin water mix and electrolyte water mix.
He also has a bum leg. He will put pressure on it but he's not up and walking like usual. He does move himself throughout his cage. He is eating and drinking just fine. Poop looks normal and his attitude is still there so should I be worried that he's not standing up much?
We have several dogs and chickens, so we have had to fix several wounds. The best thing that I have found, that is a miracle worker, is vinegar and water!! You mix 1 tsp of vinegar to 1 quart of warm water. I put it in a spray bottle and spray it directly to the wound, 2-3 times a day, and you'll see a big difference in a matter of days!!
 

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