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HELP, MY CHICKEN WAS ATTACKED BY A DOG!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Peacheschic, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Peacheschic

    Peacheschic Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time posting here, I come on here a lot and read every ones threads and learn. But now I need help! On Saturday March 2, 2013 my Silver Laced Wyandotte was attacked by my neighbors dog! I rushed over to her and picked her up with my sweater and carried her into my house, crying the hole time! I examined her, and I couldn't find any blood. She lost some feathers, and her eyes were swollen and puffy. I have been keeping a close eye on her. Feeding her warm oatmeal, yogurt, and chick starter that's medicated. I have also made a saline solution for her eyes. After I clean up her eyes I put antibiotic ointment on both of her eyes. They were very pussy, I can tell her eyes are getting better, but I just don't know if she will ever be able to see again. I let her out in our enclosed back yard with my supervision yesterday, and she was walking around, scratching the ground and eating little things! I think that brightened her spirits! Also ever since she was attacked I have been hearing this weird crackling noise, I think it may be coming from inside of her? Any input on this is very much appreciated!
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your poor chicken! I'm so sorry! But you seem like your taking excellent care of her! Good job! I would isolate her from the rest of your flock, just for the night, just so she doesn't need to worry about the other hens/roosters pecking on her, so she can relax and recover quickly. Maybe you could put her in a small pan filled with warm water, It would help her relax.
    Good luck! I hope I helped!
     
  3. Peacheschic

    Peacheschic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much, I am trying my hardest! She is one of my favorite girls! I have been keeping her in my den in a large dog crate. She is not able to see, so she can't find her food or water. I'v been having to give her food and water with a spoon as much as possible. I let her walk around in the den, but she just bumps into everything! Thank you again! :)
     
  4. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it when she breathes? Perhaps the infection spread to her lungs or upper airway. Perhaps someone can suggest an oral or subcutaneus antibiotics
     
  5. Peacheschic

    Peacheschic Out Of The Brooder

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    Firefighter Chick that is what I think is wrong with her too! I noticed today that her nose is a little stuffy, there is stuff in her nose. Not sure how, or if I can get it out. I have been reading a lot and I think I should get Vet RX for her nose, I also read to put it under her wings. Its like vix vapor rub, but for chickens. I'm not hearing the popping or crackling noise anymore though! :) She keeps opening her mouth, but I'm not sure what that is about?! Today she slightly opened her right eye, just a little bit! Its a very small slit but its great progress in my book!!! She is still bumping into everything. She is eating if I help her. I also gave her a warm Epsom salt bath today, she loved it! I then blow dried her, and put more antibiotic ointment on both her eyes. I'm doing everything I can to keep her a live. I really don't want to have to cull her, she has become a pet! But if it comes down to it, then ill have to do it, I don't want her to suffer and be in pain. Thank you everyone who has helped!!
     
  6. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should take pictures of the damaged bird and call the Sheriff's dept or other local animal authority and report the attack in case of future incidents.
     

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