Chicken Attack by Bird Dog.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Americano Blue, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Americano Blue

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    Good Morning fellow BYCers!

    This morning our neighbor's dog came over to say hi, as he usually does. Unfortunately, two of my chickens had escaped and were wandering around. The dog is trained to hunt pheasants and went after the hens. One was okay, but the other we found in his mouth. She is still alive, but her tail feathers are missing and her but is bleeding badly. I am unsure of what actions to take next to help the hen. When she tried to walk she has a limp and she had been sitting in the corner with her wings out. I have separated her from the flock.

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Keep the wound very clean, and make sure no flies get near. Wash it daily with warm water for a few days. It might be a good idea to put some neosporin on (not pain relief) after washing the wound.

    If it starts to look infected, put some hydrogen peroxide on. I put wood ashes or smashed up charcoal on chickens' wounds. It seems to keep it from getting other things inside and slow down bleeding, so you might want to try that too.

    If she recovers, put some blue kote on when you put her back with the flock. Keep a sharp eye on her and make sure she is eating and drinking well. Hope she heals and all goes well!
     
  3. Americano Blue

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    Thank you! She seems to be doing fine!
     
  4. Americano Blue

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    I went out to check on her and the wound is full of maggots! HELP!
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no...that is why I said keep flies away. Clean it very very well. Isolate her if she isn't already in a dog crate or something, but don't let her get too hot. 3-4x a day with soap and warm water. Use hydrogen peroxide. Is there some type of worm spray at your local farm store that you can use? Cover it and make sure flies can't get to her!
     
  6. Americano Blue

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    We didn't think the flies would get her where she was at, but we are going to put her inside the house now. We called our friend who told us where we can buy some spray. I just cleaned the wound and got the maggots off. [​IMG]

    Thank you so much for helping me!
     
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  7. tnchicky

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    Blu kote is what i use on any of my animals wounds. It will dye her skin and feathers, but it will keep the maggots from hatching again, if any flies get to her. The cut doesnt look too serious if you take care of it for the next few days chickens normally heal pretty quickly. Hope this helps!!
     
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  8. Americano Blue

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    Red-Wing ( the hen) Is healing up nicely, other than a limp.
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yay! She should get rid of the limp eventually, but it might take a while. I'm glad she is recovering. [​IMG]
     

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