Dog almost ate chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtchicken, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. mtchicken

    mtchicken New Egg

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    One of our chickens was seconds away from being eaten by our dog. The chicken was on her back and I threw a boot at the dog and scared him off. The chicken jumped off and scooted away. As far as I can tell the chicken was not hurt just scared good. Since then the chicken will not hang out with the other chickens. I found her deep in some brush hiding out. I picked her up and took her to the coop. She hasnt left the coop for a couple days now.
    Whats up? What can I do to get her back to waddling around with the others?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    She's probably traumatized from the attack. Let her be, she'll come around on her own. Best not to allow the dog access to the chickens....good luck.
     

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