Dog attack... It's been Over 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jporres, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Jporres

    Jporres Out Of The Brooder

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    My irresponsible neighbor's dog come into my property and kill 2 of my chickens and severely injured a third one. She had a big wound. I have been cleaning the wound and putting an ointment on it. I also put her on antibiotic for a couple of days. The incident happened on December 16th but my chicken has yet to fully recover. About 4 days after the incident she was walking around. She was not getting far but at least she was staying active. She refuses to join back the flock. At first, I thought she was in shock but now I am very concerned . Today she seems very lethargic. She doesn't want to eat . I have her in a cage with food and water. I covered the cage so the other girls can't bother her.
    I am really worry about my buff Orpington .

    Any recommendations ?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If the wound is not healed it needs to be cleaned every day. If it stinks, it is infected. Is it healing at all?
     
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  3. Jporres

    Jporres Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it's much smaller . Should I try bathing her?
    I put her back on antibiotics
     
  4. countrydreamer8

    countrydreamer8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I was online looking for was to humanely put a chicken down and came across your problem. I feel so bad for you and I don't know how I would handle the same situation. How do people actually humanely put down one of their chickens?
     
  5. Jporres

    Jporres Out Of The Brooder

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    She passed away this morning. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I am so sorry!
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


    There are several methods, hatchet and stump, dry ice, broom handle method, exhaust fumes, veterinarian, wringing their neck.

    Personally I prefer a sharp hatchet, but, I realize not everyone can do that. Do you have a farmer neighbor? Maybe he will help you.
     

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