Dog Attacked Chicken! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ctofsrud, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. ctofsrud

    ctofsrud Out Of The Brooder

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    My dog attacked my chicken! It is okay but is okay. Mainly my concern is about a laceration to her back. Some flesh is open and what seems to be her adipose tissue (fat) is showing. Does anyone have any experience treating chicken wounds?! I can post pictures!
     
  2. Nineplus5

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    How large is the opening in her back? Deep or shallow? Bleeding? Is she calmed down?
     
  3. ctofsrud

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    She calmed down. The opening is shallow and not very large. Maybe half an inch at most. I have some wound cleanser at home I was thinking of using to try and just keep it clean. I have put her in the coop but she seems able to move around with ease.
     
  4. Nineplus5

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    Quote: Ok. Will her feathers hide the wound from the other girls?

    I would clean it up and, if it's small and hidden from the flock,place her in the coop for the eve. This day is done:)

    If the wound is visible you may want to hold her in a get-well-pen for a day/night or two. This would help keep the wound clean ad safe from pecking.

    There is a product called bluecoat that basically paints the wound blue to hid it from the other girls. They see red or pink and they will pick.
     
  5. ctofsrud

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    Thank you so much for the information! I really appreciate it! The feathers hide it well but I will watch it carefully and maybe even buy some blue coat just in case. Thank you thank you!!!!
     
  6. Nineplus5

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    You're doing all the work[​IMG] You are welcome.

    They are in the coop now? And you did have a pic?

    Just check to be sure the other girls aren't pecking at it and that it stays clean. Isolate her if either are a problem. I'm semi-new to this. Had chickens as a kid ( quite awhile ago) and now for two two and a half years.


    I am impressed with how tough the girls can be. And they're lots of fun.
     
  7. ctofsrud

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    They are in the coop now?  And you did have a pic?

    I cleansed the wound and then separated her from the other. I forgot to take a picture but will in the morning. It is weeping a bit after being cleaned but not bleeding and the other chicken wasn't pecking that I could tell but I wanted to be safe. There was also an egg in her preferred nesting box! So hopefully she will be right as rain soon. I love my chickens like my other pets and hate to see them injured. I lost my first chicken a few months ago to an untimely demise and it just killed me. This will be the last time they leave their run unattended. Thanks for all the support!
     
  8. Nineplus5

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    Anytime. You have a great Saturday night and enjoy Sunday with your girls.
     
  9. nursejenn

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    This happened to a rooster of mine by a hawk. It healed so quickly in like 3 days.
     
  10. Nineplus5

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    Three days? They heal quick.

    They are tough. And they have that spark of life. They want to live.

    And they don't wan't to miss chow:)
     

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