Chickens attacked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stewartba, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. stewartba

    stewartba New Egg

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    My chickens we attacked by a dog and two survived but they have a couple puncture wounds on their back. So far those are the extent of their injuries but the hen who had one puncture wound on her back has a limp and around the puncture its swollen. Is that normal? Will she be ok? Also the rooster has a couple puncture wounds on his back and he would get up very much. He hobbled a couple times to get food and water that weren't far away but fell. Is he just weak and frightened? Or is it something more serious? Thank you.
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing they are both weak and sore.
    I usually make sure that they don't get infected, other then that I let them be
     
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  3. brusterrooster

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    The hens back could be infected. And the rooster is probably really sore and hurting. Just give them attention and let them do there own thing. (-;
    Also make sure they are comfortable were they are and they are liking there food. Try to get some healthy feed for them to eat.
     

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