Graphic pics sorry - Neighbor's dog got my chicken...


12 Years
Aug 14, 2011
My Humble Manor
My neighbor's dog got in our back yard and got one of my chickens. The chicken is still alive, and seems pretty alert. But the dog tore into the tail area, through the skin into the cavity. I don't know whether to put this one down or try to sew her up. Posting a pic in a sec.
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This is my GLW. She is sitting in this pic, but is standing and flapping her wings.

This is the affected area. The section between the back bone and the tail feathers.

This is the wound. Through the skin and into the cavity.

When she breathes you can see her lungs.

Any advice... even if its put her out of her misery would be appreciated please. Thank you

The neighbors should pay for the vet bill. That is insane. If you can see her lungs she probably needs to be stitched up. I do hope she makes it!!!
Oh dear. I'm so sorry to hear this. I was going to suggest that you should just put her down, if it's serious enough that you can see her lungs. Poor baby.

What a horrible thing to go through. Do you have other hens that her friend can hang out with now that she is gone? Does your neighbor know what happened?

I am so sorry that you had to go through this, this is just horrible.

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