Dog got chicken. What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lowillobe, May 9, 2009.

  1. lowillobe

    lowillobe Out Of The Brooder

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    Earlier my dog got my chicken.

    The skin around her wing is pulled off.
    There are no puncture wounds.
    She can still walk and swallow.
    I am making sure she is getting water so she wouldn't be dehydrated.
    Her eyes are still open and blinking. However, when you move her she remains in the position.

    I don't particuarly want to take her to the vet b/c it would cost outrageous.

    Any suggestion on what to do would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. lowillobe

    lowillobe Out Of The Brooder

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    So, i just went to check on her and she was asleep, but she woke up and was startled and jumped out the way.
     
  3. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take her in the house in a large dog crate (or put her in a kennel in a warm place out in your barn)...Clean up the wound with warm water...Get some batadine (sp?) and squirt it on...
    You will either want to keep it lightly wrapped, or bring her in the house - the maggots are good if they get on her, but I had the problem that they stressed the chicken out and the result was her dying. (there were 2 that got attacked. One made it, one didnt)

    Next, get some antibiotics into her..I only did this for about 4 days - not sure the extent of the damage on your girl - mine had her whole rear ripped off...

    Basically just keep the wound clean...And she should be good.

    I cant offer what to feed her for the extra that she needs, but at least this would be a good start...Hopefully someone will come with more help!
     
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  4. lowillobe

    lowillobe Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  5. California Ducken

    California Ducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    DOG ATE CHICKEN WING OFF! by barnwife

    Go to that post as well. She too is experiencing exactly what you are!

    In emergency section.

    Good Luck and I am so sorry. Poor chickie.

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  6. lowillobe

    lowillobe Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks already read that and IT WAS SOO HELPFUL!

    she is doing a bit better. She is walking and she ate some watermelon i gave her
     
  7. lowillobe

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    thanks
     
  8. California Ducken

    California Ducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good hopefully she will slowly get back to her normal self. Eating and drinking are always a good sign. Infection is your next worry. Keep us posted on how she's doing.
    Oh did you read about the dog attacking the turkey? That would be a helpful thread too!
     

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