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Don't know what to do!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by huntingirl, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2016
    My hen got attacked by my dog a couple of days ago. She is doing great, but I don't know when to put her back with the flock. I let her free range with them every day, but she just sorta tries to disappear. The rest of the flock is nice to her as far as I know.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you cage her with food and water inside the coop with the rest?
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    She may be wandering off to go broody, which would be of no connection to the dog attack.

    Scared birds tend to flock together for protection, so if she isn't being overly hazed, my thoughts is she is looking for a nest.

    I agree, it wouldn't hurt to lock her up in the coop for a few days to make sure she is okay and to connect her closer to the coop if she is contemplating brooding.

  4. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2016
    Ok. I'll try putting her in the coop with rest of them tomorrow night. Thanks for the help. Any more advice is welcome.

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