Dog Got my chicken- licked feathers off

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jesscov, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Jesscov

    Jesscov New Egg

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    My dog got into the chicken run today and I found her over my golden laced pullet. The chicken seems to have a broken leg and she licked all the feathers off the bird under the left wing. The skin doesn't seem to be broken or bleeding anywhere, but the skin is exposed on her whole left side. She is in the hospital coop, but I'm not sure If there is anything else I can do for her? She is eating and drinking. Has anyone every had anything like this happen? I feel so bad for the poor chicken.
     
  2. HetaChick

    HetaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, IDK about the bare patch or possible internal damage, but eating/drinking is a good sign. You should set her leg as soon as you can and correctly as you can so it can heal.

    I wish you luck!
     

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