Chicken in shock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sgtfirstwife, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sgtfirstwife

    Sgtfirstwife Chirping

    Apr 29, 2012
    Our pet chicken, Shadow was attacked by our dog tonight. I was petting one of our other chickens and accidentally left the door open. Our dog was in the electric fence, but Shadow ran in the electric fence. Shadow got grabbed and had some tail feathers pulled out, but I can't find any wounds. She ran under our fig tree and my daughter got her. She is usually a very chatty bird but now is very quiet. I put her in a dog crate with food and antibiotic water. She is in my husbands work shop with the lights out. I don't have a light to put on her, but it is very warm in there. Is there anything else I should have done? Please help!!!

  2. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    What you're doing is great, keep her in a dark, warm place and keep the food and water there for her. Try putting some sugar in the water, as well. This is a quoted recipe to help chickens feel better when sick, I got it from, another great website. Hope it is helpful!

    "Feed the birds once a day for 3 to 21 days or until you feel the bird is looking and acting better

    I like to feed this to my sick birds for at least 3 weeks

    Start feeding your birds this formula please: First thing in the morning.. also have their ordinary feed and fresh clean water available at all times: if it has not been fully eaten with in 12 hours throw it out... make another one the next morning.. don't add to it.. clean out the dish it was in also before adding the new mixture

    Each serving consists of

    1 x boiled egg yolk… crumbled into mixture….. give the whites to the other hens mixed into their seed or pellets (depends a lot on the size of the egg yolk)

    1 small teaspoon honey…. .given for energy, only a small teaspoon

    2 x tablespoons yoghurt…. Given for calcium and also to make the intestine go back into normal production – the one with no sugar or fruit in it .. it must be if possible the one with the active ingredient in it

    2 to 4 tablespoons rolled oats or Rice Baby Cereal (easily digestable)…. To give substance to the feed, and they are easily digested by the bird also putting less stress on its system, when your birds become sick they find it difficult to digest grains

    1 dessertspoon of beef tin cat food…… Not dog food …… the bird needs extra protein not carbs

    A few grains of multi vitamin powder (only if you are not already giving it to them in their drinking water, don’t overdose) it is very strong.. so only a few grains into the mixture is needed – do not put a large pinch or a teaspoon you will overdose the bird and make it sick

    2 tablespoons of grated apple and grated carrot…. .. do not just cut it up .. it must be grated for easy digestion…. Grated Apple is really good for any ailing bird

    Mix to make a crumble mixture not runny
  3. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

    Jun 6, 2011
    Hugging a Chicken
    I'll be praying for your little girl!

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