Dog attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrydog54, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. countrydog54

    countrydog54 Just Hatched

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    Yesterday evening a neighbor's dog got loose and invaded our coop. He killed most of our hens and chicks. This was HORRIBLE! Animal Control has collected the dog, but this morning we are faced with trying to move on. My sister found 3 hens alive outside behind the house, although there is no sign of the rooster. All survivors are inside the coop, but they basically are "frozen". They won't move, let alone go outside. Does anyone have suggestions for how to calm them?
     
  2. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear that!! I just lost my entire flock to a dog last week, but I didn't have any survivors to tend to. My gut says to baby them and leave them locked up for a few days with with some treats, some quiet, and TLC.
     
  3. countrydog54

    countrydog54 Just Hatched

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    Thank you. That was my feeling too. A friend thought I should bring out a boombox and play some quiet music. But I was wondering if simple quiet is better?
     
  4. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My indoor chicks always seemed to settle down when I left the radio on, it might be worth a shot!
     
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    e72071 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a similar incident but it was our own dog. One of our girls got out of the run. We've had them for 3 years and they NEVER left the run area unless we let them. Yesterday I found our dog with one of girls. It was heartbreaking. The other 3 even though not near the incident Ms have sensed it or heard it and they have been skittish ever since. I hung out with them a little yesterday giving them some mealworms. I think it will take a few days for them to settle back in.
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like your hens are in shock. Provide them with some poultry vitamins or electrolytes for a couple of days. Inspect each one for any cuts, bruises or wounds, sometimes chickens can injure themselves when frightened.

    Keep us posted.
     

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