HELP!! Dogs attacked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilshadow, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out feeding and changing water for my flock today. Even though it is -6 here it is a beautiful day the sun is out, and so I let one of my girls wonder close by to me, and the neighbors dog along with my dogs can out of nowhere and attacked her. I chased them through the woods, and when I finally got to her she was scared to death, and bleeding.
    She has a 1 in gash right where the wing joint is down to the bone, and feather lose. She is walking around seems to be fine, but I need to know what I can do for her so she doesn't get an infection. I am keeping a close eye on her, incase she takes a turn for the worse. That is the only wound I have seen so far. As for the dogs, I put my in their kennel for good. I couldn't get the neighbors dog to go home, so I took him home, and ask them to keep him there because he almost killed my hen. However, I was very mad and took out the 22 and shot at it's feet, and that didn't even scare it. I do need help for my hen. So much for free ranging my flock. Run will go up this spring as soon as the ground unthaws enough. Thanks for the help
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would clean out the wound and put her away in a dog crate inside with food and water. Check her all over for other injuries and put on some neosporin. It is probably best she doesn't go back to the flock because they may peck at her wounds.
     
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ophir, CA
    Silkiechicken said it best. If you do all she says, she should be fine. Remember, warm and quiet and neosporin and she'll be well in no time [​IMG]
     
  4. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:neosporin as in for people, and what should I clean the wound with?
     
  5. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the help.
     
  6. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    You can clean the wound with 3% peroxide or rinse it out with sterile saline--the contact lens saline works fine if you've got that.
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    that is the haaaaaaaaaard thing about dogs when they pack up. they aren't our (or our neighbors) cute sweeties anymore. when my goat got attacked by dogs, i watched my goats attitude toward my own dogs for days to see if they had been involved themselves just in case. even chihuahuas can pack up. i've seen it. glad she is okay.
     
  8. lindamass15

    lindamass15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I say watch out for the dog they could attack anytime they have the chance to again.
    Ours use too get along fine untill one day it got a taste of the chicken from the neighbors dog, then after that it seek out every opp. it had.
    One day we came back and some how he got into the coop all the chicken were killed accept one rooster and my favorite hen. I watched as the dog jumped up to the fence and took her down I ran after the dog and chase it but then when I got the chicken it was dead. I was so mad I felt like just make that dog eat it all up. Lucky for the rooster he hide in the buch with lots of bite, but then he made it.


    Kepp an eye on your dog for a while until your sure.

    Best Wishes,
    Linda
     
  9. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I am afraid of. I have them locked in the kennel, and haven't let them out except to go potty. I have been with them the whole time. I took the neighbors dog back, and told them what had happened. I also told them not to let it come back to my house. Next time I might not be so nice. I will call the local dog catcher next time. I have my hen bedded down for the night. I put her in the warm barn with my goats, and they are staying clear of her. She is doctored, has a nice warm nesting box, water and food. She is walking around which is a good sign so far. Thank you everyone for the advice, and support. I will keep everyone posted for the next couple of days. I just didn't realize that my own dogs would do that. Shame on me.
     
  10. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update on my hen that was attacked by dogs. The vet gave me some antibacterial flush, and neosprin. I did that everyday for a week, and she has healed very nicely, and is now back with the flock. With a temp run connected. She is doing great.
     

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