Bit by a dog over a month ago.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sondacop, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Sondacop

    Sondacop Out Of The Brooder

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    Our favorite chicken was bit by a dog on her leg over a month ago. The vet didn't expect her to live more than a few days but she did. Sh does not look good, she is pale and thin. It is hard for her to walk on that leg. She is eating and drinking, but she sits in the corner most of the day. What can I do for her?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'm going to need more information. Has the wound healed? Are there signs of infection? Is she segregated from the flock? How far away is her food/water and does she have the capability to move around within reach of it? Did she suffer any other injuries?
     
  3. Sondacop

    Sondacop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for responding! The wound is still open, she is not segregated anymore, but they are not harming her or stopping her from eating or drinking. One of the girls is very protective of her. She can move around. When I free range them I put her out and she hops a bit, but prefers to hide behind the coop or to stay next to me if I am sitting outside. I haven't found any other wounds, nor has the vet.
     
  4. Sondacop

    Sondacop Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to take pictures, but she had passed.
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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    So sorry for your loss, though I cannot say I am surprised. A month later and the wound still open is incredibly uncommon; even the worst wounds I've ever seen, birds nearly torn to shreds, were healed within 2-3 weeks.
     
  6. Sondacop

    Sondacop Out Of The Brooder

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    This was my first injured chicken. I took her to the vet after it happened, he gave her antibiotics and didn't expect her to last 4 days. I fed her and gave her water through a syringe. When she started eating and drinking on her own I thought she was getting better. She did look better till a few days ago. Not cured, but better. But she was getting pale.
    She was so friendly, the only friendly chicken we have, the others won't get near us. She would let us pick her up and pet her. She will be missed.
     
  7. GretaGarboFirst

    GretaGarboFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry that she passed. You did your best and so did she....
     
  8. Sondacop

    Sondacop Out Of The Brooder

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    I learned my lesson, I will come here first thing, not only the vet.
     

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