Dog got my chicken..still alive

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DebSand, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. DebSand

    DebSand New Egg

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    Neighbors dogs got out and got to my chickens. Still alive bite marks in several places. One leg is seems to have no control just laying out to the side. In shock not eating or drinking yet. I have brought her into the house and have her in a box. This is my favorite girl she comes to me when I call her name. She is 7 months old and till this very healthy and laying her eggs.
     
  2. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bloomingdale, MI
    Did you assess her injuries yet? You can do a search on here, there are many post dealing with dog bites. It will help you alot. I am not sure if you want to wait till she is out of shock to check her over throughly, but I know that the wounds need tending soon. Infection can set in fast.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=99456

    you can try the link above but be aware the pictures are very graphic.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Make sure she is warm. They need extra heat when they are in shock. Clean any open wounds and maybe put some neosporin on them. It sounds like she may need a vet.

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  4. DebSand

    DebSand New Egg

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    thanks i will watch for infection. I don't know if she will make it. thanks for the link i did look at some of them. she is just laying still with her eyes closed and still breathing. i gave her alittle water. and am putting neosporin on her wounds.
     
  5. DebSand

    DebSand New Egg

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    i am going to take her in to the vet. Have called to see if i can get her in today
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    When this happened to my hen the first 2 hours were crucial - I had to keep comforting her and soothing her, to get her through the shock. It was touch and go and I had to work hard to keep her with me. as her eyes shut and she drooped (she did recover). Her best buddy, BJ roo was brought to her and he comforted her too. Electrolytes for shock. Rescue Remedy for stress (a drop in some water and if need be, dribble gently with dropper along her beak line so she swallows without choking). .

    Once the danger of shock is somewhat past, you can assess/deal with wounds. As Jody mentioned, she may need a vet, poor thing.

    Later, the dog's people will need to be dealt with. But first things first, stabilizing this poor girl. I fervently hope she will recover.
    JJ
     
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    i had the same thing happen the vet gave an antibiotic and I kept them in cage for the duration of their meds. I hope yours heals up well.
     
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Chickens are tough if she is still alive then she will make it,
    Her leg may dislocated, did you feel any broken bones?
     
  9. Phyll'sFarmFamily

    Phyll'sFarmFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take her to the vet. She will need antibiotics and pain med. If the leg is dislocated they will put it back in, but if it is broken it will depend on where and how bad. (just went through this)

    Just make sure that the wounds are flushed out really well. I used peroxide and water but they don't recommend that as much now because it kills some good cells along with the bad.
    You can make up a salt solution to flush with:
    Make up some sterile saline... >you can do this by boiling 1/2 tsp salt in one half gallon of water for seven minutes. Cool to room temp . Put in a bottle (also sterile)

    I pray that your baby will be fine.
     

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