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Chicken attacked by dog

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chesty78, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. chesty78

    chesty78 New Egg

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    My hen was attacked by a dog today and is not to well. Missing feather all the way Dow to raw skin plus skin cut open down back muscle showing, have her seperated from flock with heat lamp to keep her warm she is awake and will walk around but prefers to lay down and sleep. Any suggestions on what I should do.
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    you will get a better response if you post in our emergency section for help.......good luck!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. chesty78

    chesty78 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. New to site.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your hen. Hope she gets better soon!
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] good luck with your hen.
     
  8. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and I'm so sorry about your girl! I had a hen attacked by a hawk in the summer. It was bad, maybe worse than yours, but I nursed her back to health. I posted in the Emergencies forum what I did and you can also read about my treatment (and success!) on my blog referenced in my signature. Feel free to PM me if you need any further details. I'll try to find the thread and post the URL here.

    **here's the URL: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...tack-patch-of-hens-skin-on-back-torn-off-help. I also replied to your thread in the Emergencies forum.

    Best of luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012

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