dog attack -- advice needed please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kgdubois, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my favorite girl got attacked by the neighbor dog -- she is not putting weight on one leg & is holding one wing down...is there any chance she'll make it, y'all? she is drinking & i've gotten some chick feed into her, but i just don't know that much about injured chickens yet. if she's hurting, i'll put her down, but i wanted to know if it sounds like she's got a chance. it's been at least 4 hours since she was attacked. thank you so much.

    she is my most favorite girl, and even lets my 18 month old son pet & hold her. i am willing to put in the time to save her, but i don't want to draw things out, because this is really hard for me.
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I think if she's eating & drinking, give her a few days & see if she improves. Maybe add some antibiotics to the water if you see wounds. Some vitamins in the water wouldn't hurt either. I hope she has a full recovery! [​IMG]
     
  3. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! i've given her some "Quick Chick" in her water & added some of the "Grow Gel" to the chick feed (these both came from Murray McMurray & are in my chicken first aid kit). i'm hoping this will help her along [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:have you looked her over real good to see if there are any punture wounds? if there are you need to wash them real good and put some kind of meds on her like neosporin w/o pain relief. keep her in a quiet place for a couple of days, till she gets over the shock. Sounds like your doing a good job.
     
  5. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    [​IMG] Way to go, good chick care. sorry about your chick. Better take steps, that dog will be back. Boiled or scrambled egg for protein to heal.
     

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