Help... Chicken attached by dog can i save her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lovemygirls22, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Lovemygirls22

    Lovemygirls22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back has some feathers ripped off and behind her neck is bad shes still alive and breathing heavy can i save her.
     
  2. toomuch

    toomuch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can. I've had so many dog attacks. Put some hydrogen water on her cut and keep her warm. Dont let the cut get dirty. My white leghorn once cut all of her neck skin off and I put some hydrogen water and kept her cut clean and she lived.
     
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  3. Lovemygirls22

    Lovemygirls22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok great.. It is also one of my leghornes
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Hydrogen peroxide delays healing because it kills new cells. Better to flush the wound with saline solution and then use betadine to disinfect.
    If the wounds are deep, follow up with an eye type triple antibiotic ointment. That type melts at body temperature so will seep deep into the wound.
     
  5. ashlierami

    ashlierami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes chickens can be very hardy. I had one chicken survive 2 dog attacks. My White Plymouth rooster survived an attack just last week. I've also had a 4 month old chick survive a hawk attack of being carried off and dropped . Keep the wounds clean. I've always given mine electrolyte water and added protein such as boiled eggs or mealworms once they settle down and get ready to eat again. It's always saved mine. Hope your chicken gets well!
     
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  6. ashlierami

    ashlierami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Betadine and triple antibiotic is also what I used and the wounds healed nicely with no infection.
     
  7. Lovemygirls22

    Lovemygirls22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eye type??
     
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  8. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might help to see some pictures of the chicken. If it just happened, she's probably in shock. Keep all the wounds clean and make sure she isn't bleeding, but get her to a dark, warm, safe environment with no loud noises. It may help if you hold her, since she may calm down a bit if she can feel that you are calm. Simulate a mother hen environment as much as possible.
    As far as wounds go, hydrogen peroxide is really good. Some triple antibiotic ointment is always a go-to for open wounds. You might also try some Blu-Kote spray, but if the wound is too open, this won't necessarily help. The spray is better once the wound has scabbed over and needs to just be kept clean. Warm water is also good to help clean and relax her.
     
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    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ChickenCanoe has a really good point. If you do use hydrogen peroxide, don't use it more than once.
     
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  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Yes. The type to treat eye infections.
     

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