beagle vs chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ochoco, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. ochoco

    ochoco New Egg

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    a beagle dug under my fence and claimed one of my chickens and another is badly wounded. I'm wanting to know if anyone has had a wounded chicken and what is likely to happen. I'm worried about infection......open wounds on her back. Most unfortunately she is my daughters pet and just started laying eggs.
     
  2. RooManRed

    RooManRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first [​IMG] second, Clean the wound and put some neosporin on it. Give her some electrolites and a quiet place to heal up. Maybe someone will give some more advise. third Bury some wire about a foot down in the ground to stop digging under. Sorry for your mishap, people need to keep an eye on their animals to make sure they don't cause harm to others.
     
  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    antibiotic and keep her in a warm place to prevent shock.

    Might have to check if the open wound need stitching.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Make sure that any topical ointment you apply doesn't have a painkiller: no ingredients that end in -caine.

    If you suspect she's in pain you can dissolve aspirin in her drinking water. I"m unsure of the ratio, so do a search on BYC to find it.

    Keep her calm, warm, with access to food/water.

    Good luck.
     
  5. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 aspirin to 1 gallon of water.
     
  6. ochoco

    ochoco New Egg

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    thank you all for your advice. Clementine seems to be hanging in there but I'm still not sure which way to go! She really can't walk at all on one leg - makes me think its broken. I let her outside for a little while yesterday and she just sat in one spot - very happy to see her one remaining friend - and vice versa. If her leg were broken would she be able to use it at all and is it something that will heal or does she need to be put out of her misery? I'm very new at this! I grew up on a farm but these chickens are my kids pets!!eyeiyeieyiye

    The next question is, with the remaining chicken who is fine, we have tried to take her to my sisters who has 5 chickens but they really want nothing to do with her. One chicken in particular is very aggressive towards mine. (and I should say we're still not positive that there isn't a rooster among the lot) If I were to bring home another chicken would I be faced with the same thing? I feel badly for the one remaining as she is obviously lonely and looking for her lost friends!

    Any expertise you have is most helpful - thanks!
     

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