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Advice for my beat up pet chicken.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KaynigKritters, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. KaynigKritters

    KaynigKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Caught red handed. Our Great Pyreneese pup has been eating our chickens and today I caught him. He is now tied to a tree and will be there daily while the chickens are free roaming. My question is what can I do for our poor beat up chicken. She is moving around alright but is moving slower. She is missing a few feathers but is not bleeding. Should I seprate her from the other hens tonight? She seams to be in a vulnerable state and I don't want her to be abused anymore. Should I give her anything that would make her feel better sooner? Thanks for any input.

    Marlene
     
  2. KalisCoop

    KalisCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Kaynig,
    I may be a newbie but have been told not to put injured chickens with healthy ones. Chicken instinct may make them attack or pick on your injured bird even if it is not bleeding. To be safe I would keep her separate until she starts acting normal.
     
  3. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely keep the injured chicken away from the flock, yes. It is correct that healthy chickens feel threatened by weaker ones. They believe the weaker chicken will endanger the flock.

    Let her heal in privacy and quiet, but keep a close eye to be sure she eats and especially drinks.

    When chickens are removed from familiar surroundings, they will slowly stop eating and drinking. You must be sure she stays hydrated.
     
  4. KaynigKritters

    KaynigKritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. We decided to let her stay with the others. She seamed much better this evening and was back to her normal self. When I went out to feed she was up front as usual. I am so glad she is ok. She is my favorite out of all 20 we have. :)
     
  5. KalisCoop

    KalisCoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad she is okay too! [​IMG] I am always crazy worried, even though mine have a secure run on their coop. I don't know what I would do if one of my dogs decided to have a chicken dinner!
     

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