Chicken attacked by dog

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  1. prose15

    prose15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Earlier today, one of my chickens was attacked by a grown female lab. The dog chased her, then got her in her mouth and then released. There are feathers everywhere, but no sign of flesh or blood anywhere. I have not seen the chicken since. It happened around 4:30 this afternoon. All of the other hens are in the coop. Do I have any hope that she is alive?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    She was probably alive after the dog attack. Roosting up somewhere for safety - whether or not she'll be alive in the morning depends on how lucky she is. Keep your fingers crossed and have the shotgun ready for the dog! Sue
     
  3. prose15

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    Thanks, the dog is new and will be returned soon. We have several other dogs and they have always ignored the chickens.
     
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    Update: Snowing heavily and no sign of her. It is still early and she is a Plymouth Barred Rock, so she would blend in with the snow and trees. Will the other hens call for her?
     
  5. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Possibly, but unlikely. She's likely nearby so you could try searching with some scratch or grain to tempt her - good luck!
     
  6. prose15

    prose15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, the snow has stopped for now.
     
  7. prose15

    prose15 Out Of The Brooder

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    She did not make it, but thanks for the help.
     
  8. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to hear it - did she freeze to death??
     
  9. prose15

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    I could not bring myself to look at the body, I got her Memorial Day as a chick and raised her since then. My dad found the body and buried her. It was probably a combination of freezing and wounds.
     
  10. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry......[​IMG]
     

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