Help me something attacked my chickens - kill her or not?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jingus, May 14, 2010.

  1. jingus

    jingus New Egg

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    i think it was a dog that killed her, there was slobber on the dead chicken

    there were three, one is really hurt, one is dead, and the other is fine.



    should i kill the injured one?

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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Can she walk? If so, no, don't kill her. Clean the wound well with diluted iodine and cover it with neosporin. I would bring her inside so that she doesn't take dirt baths and get it more infected. You may need to get penicillin for her if it gets infected. Just keep it clean and covered with neosporin until it is well scabbed and clearly not infected.

    Here is a thread that I posted a long time ago regarding dog attacks. Both dogs are alive and well! [​IMG]

    edited: I just realized that the pics were missing from my old thread, so I reloaded them for your reference. They are on page 2 of the thread.
     
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  3. jingus

    jingus New Egg

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    she doesnt want to walk.

    she is panting and her eyes go in and out of focusing.

    i'm starting to think i should kill her.
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    She may be in shock. Give her some sugar water and see if it helps her.
     
  5. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She sounds like she's in shock to me, too. Give her time to get out of her shockiness then re-assess her.
     
  6. jingus

    jingus New Egg

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    sugar water?

    really?
     
  7. jingus

    jingus New Egg

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    i'm going to wait for now. i don't have any iodine but i have hydrogen peroxide (h2o2)

    how should i fix this wound?
     
  8. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    Quote:Ive heard you should never put peroxide on an open wound something about it killing the skin tissue around the wound
     
  9. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen them with a lot worse wounds recover - I think the sugar water is a great idea too. Hope she makes it through !!
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    You can use hydrogen peroxide, but dilute it to 50%. Otherwise, it does too much damage to the healthy tissue. Diluted H2O2 won't do much damage , so you'll be ok. It is more important to get the wound clean.

    Sugar water helps the bird recover quicker from being in shock (so I have heard). It is the boost in energy (effects of sugar on the brain) that help supposedly.
     

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