Dog attack: Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emily.gray, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. emily.gray

    emily.gray New Egg

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    Three days ago a dog broke into my yard and killed two of my chickens, I only have one left and she is hiding in her nest and isn't coming down to eat or drink. I am worried about her. I have fixed the fence where the dog got in and spoken to the owner of the dog next door. Is there anything I can do for the last chook?
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    When she gets hungry and thirsty... she will come back out... [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    So sorry your welcome to BYC is such a sad occasion, but welcome anyway.

    I would suggest you get her out and check her over very carefully for wounds. You may need to confine her to a cage until you can get her to eat/drink again. After 3 days she's probably getting dehydrated and if she has any hidden wounds she will need immediate treatment.
     
  4. emily.gray

    emily.gray New Egg

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    Thanks, I'll have a look after work today.
    (We're getting new girls on the weekend!)
     

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