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Chickens attacked

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

  1. stewartba

    stewartba Hatching

    Jun 21, 2016
    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 Crowing

    Apr 25, 2015
    North Dakota
    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
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  3. brusterrooster

    brusterrooster Hatching

    Jun 21, 2016
    Maryville, TN
    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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