Chicken attacked by dogs

CaliFarmsAR

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A friend of my moms had some dogs get in her chicken pin. And so we need help with this chicken. She does smell bad.The chicken is a year old so will that give her a better chance? Any help will be appreciated.
 

Hensley Flock

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Dec 7, 2018
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This happened to my chickens on the 1st of November. The exact same bite occurred on my head rooster when he was protecting a hen. The best thing to do is to rinse it clean with vetericyn and try to get some gaus on her to stop the bleeding.
 

Hensley Flock

Chirping
Dec 7, 2018
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Goliad, TX.
This happened to my chickens on the 1st of November. The exact same bite occurred on my head rooster when he was protecting a hen. The best thing to do is to rinse it clean with vetericyn and try to get some gaus on her to stop the bleeding.
as well as put some silver sulfadiazine, get her to the vet as it may be the only way to save her with a shot of antibiotics
 

MomJones

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1. Flush the area with warm salt water and warm dry towels
2. Carefully trim any feathers off the wound itself.
3. Flush with more warm salt water.
4. Wrap gently in a towel and carry her to a warm, dark, quiet place away from everyone else.
5. Flush her wound several times a day and leave it open to the air.
6. Make sure she has food and water nearby.

The salt water discourages infection and is nontoxic. I've used various remedies over the years when caring for injured dogs or puppies but the salt water is the most effective overall.

If the stench does not disappear within 24 hours, you might want to switch to Betadine solution. It's messy and looks terrible but it is an antibiotic wash.
 

CaliFarmsAR

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1. Flush the area with warm salt water and warm dry towels
2. Carefully trim any feathers off the wound itself.
3. Flush with more warm salt water.
4. Wrap gently in a towel and carry her to a warm, dark, quiet place away from everyone else.
5. Flush her wound several times a day and leave it open to the air.
6. Make sure she has food and water nearby.

The salt water discourages infection and is nontoxic. I've used various remedies over the years when caring for injured dogs or puppies but the salt water is the most effective overall.

If the stench does not disappear within 24 hours, you might want to switch to Betadine solution. It's messy and looks terrible but it is an antibiotic wash.
I took a picture of the list that you sent and my moms friend will do that tomorrow! And will give a updated picture of her chicken.
 

Eggcessive

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When you posted Wed on your other thread, we had suggested disinfecting the wound with either betadine, chlorhexidene, or Vetericyn wound spray, then using plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Now that the wound has a bad odor, that is most important. Antibiotics might also be good to use. Procaine Penicillin G is found in the refrigerated section of many feed stores. Dosage is 1/4 ml (0.25 ml) daily injected in the breast muscle for 4-5 days.
 

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