Disabled Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EllenTheHen, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. EllenTheHen

    EllenTheHen New Egg

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    My chicken was attacked 2 days ago by a neighbor dog that got loose. She is not walking or even trying to walk. she cannot use her left leg. she is eating but not drinking , and i think she has nerve damage and many big gouge wounds on her back??? what do i do????? will she get better?
     
  2. OHmamma

    OHmamma The Culling Queen

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    Try to clean and access her wounds and use an antibacterial spray or iodine on it. I use miracle blue for wounds but if you don't have any regular spray for animal wounds is fine. Even a 50/50 peroxide and water spray will work.

    Put her in a carrier or isolate her in a small area where she can relax. Put some honey or sugar in her water to encourage drinking and to get her energy up. You might have to use a dropper and drop some in her beak to get her started. Also try giving her treat type foods, cereal, veggies, cut up fruit...etc.

    She still has a chance if she keeps eating and starts drinking.

    Goodluck.

    -Nicol
     
  3. OHmamma

    OHmamma The Culling Queen

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    Oh yeah, and call your neighbors and tell them that they will be expected to replace your hen if she does not make it. I would also call animal control and report their dog.

    I still don't know what is worse, bad dogs or bad dog owners.
     
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