Dog attack, 2 bites down to the meat.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rleome, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. rleome

    rleome New Egg

    Mar 24, 2012
    SE WA
    Our pet chicken Henrietta got attacked by a small dog about a half hour ago. At first we thought he only got a mouthful of feathers and she was jsut really shaken up. She ate some fruit as well in that time. On further inspection she has two open wounds, both down to the meat. We don't know what to do. How can we close them up to heal? Can we go to a vet? Anything is helpful.
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Plainfield, NH
    I'm sure a vet would help you, especially if you explain that she's a pet chicken.
  3. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 12, 2011
    vet, since she is a Pet chicken, If it was One of my 60 chickens. i would try to treat it myself. but you will have Much better luck with a vet that has all the tools and resources i wish you the Best of Luck. Dog attacks happen all to often.
  4. Tenderft chick

    Tenderft chick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 25, 2010
    We had one of our chickens attacked by a dog couple years ago. The bite was really deep and down to the bone. We put in small kennel. Clean wound daily with nolvasan or other type of liquid disinfectant, most feed stores have something. We then applied Watkins Petro carbo salve or wound ointment on the wound. We did not sew up or do anything else. In the house while healing we fed lots of special treats(scrambled eggs, yogurt fresh fruit etc) Also put some electrolytes in the water as soon as possible. If you can get some antibiotics that would be also a big help.
  5. rleome

    rleome New Egg

    Mar 24, 2012
    SE WA
    Thank you for the info. We made a complaint to the local police as well. She's in a big box we had as we don't have a kennel, with shavings. Apparently no one really does poultry in my area, so we'd have to take her up to the university to get sutured. The on call vet let me know that it would heal though, it'd take longer. We're going to pick up some topical spray in the morning when the assistant is there. Thank you sooo much! Hoping she makes it.
  6. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    It's best is you can let it heal without suturing it up unless the wound is very large. Even with large wounds, the wounds are not completely closed, just pulled closer together.

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