dog attack :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shadowpaints, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    the neighbors dog got into my yard and my chickens were free ranging in the back yard. the dog killed my silkie roo [​IMG] and i have a few pullets that are acting 'shocky' and one with a 2 inch long gash that is just skin deep. she isnt eating or drinking so im not sure if she is gonna make it.. she is in the hospital area with a heat lamp on her but i dont know what to do! do i wait and see if she sparks up?? [​IMG] any help is much appreciated
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Give her some electrolytes in water with a dropper. Just put the drops on the side if her beak.

    Cut away all the feathers around the wound so they don't aggravate it. Clean the wound thoroughly with salt water or weak betadine solution or hydrogen peroxide. Apply antibiotic ointment with no pain killer in it.

    Just use common sense.

    Also you can search wound care on BYC.
  3. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    ok thanks!ill do my best!

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