dog attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken2, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. chicken2

    chicken2 New Egg

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    My chicken was attacked by a dog and survived. Her back end is bloody and raw. I have isloated and secured her in a warm, dry cage. I have given her and given food water. Any advice?
     
  2. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Hi Chicken2 - and welcome to BYC!

    I'm sorry to hear about your hen. Isolating her was a good idea. You don't mention what type of injury you're dealing with. Is she still bleeding? Are there puncture wounds? Is the skin torn or cut?

    I would definitely clean the area with water and a cloth, apply betadine, and some topical OTC antibiotic cream. If the wounds are serious, you're dealing with something I've never had to. Hopefully you'll post the type of wounds she has and someone with more experience can offer some better advice. Or if you know of a vet that cares for chickens, you may consider getting her there right away if it's that bad.

    Take care,
    Penny
     

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