help my hen was attacked by dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WilliamsCochran, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. WilliamsCochran

    WilliamsCochran New Egg

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    it has a big cut on the back of her head i cleaned the wound and got the bleeding stopped i also put neosporine on the wound and wrapped it in a loose bandage but she keeps pushing the bandage down off the wound what else can i do?
     
  2. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that the only wound? Can you keep her separate for a little while? The neosporin sounds like a good idea.
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure you use the neosporin withOUT the pain reliever. Keep her warm and dry, away from other birds. They might try to peck at it. Do you have any antibiotics on hand?
    Can we get a picture of the wound?
     
  4. WilliamsCochran

    WilliamsCochran New Egg

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    yes i have her separated and in pen in the house
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure she is eating and drinking. That is a big part of getting them through the shock.

    The bandage may not be necessary as long as you can keep the wound clean. A good coating of neosporin is enough for most smaller wounds.

    I would put a mild antibiotic in her water to prevent infection, just incase.

    Matt
     
  6. kdmburnett

    kdmburnett Out Of The Brooder

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    we used super glue on hens attacked by dogs and it worked very well..we also coated the wounds with no-peck to keep the other hens from pecking at the wounds...saved three hens this way.....
     
  7. missmidnight

    missmidnight New Egg

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    Hi there. We had a rooster attacked. Clean the wound. Keep her warm. We put him under a heat light. He did not eat so we gave him yogurt by putting the tip of his beak in the yogurt. We offered him attention every hour. He was partially paralized for a few weeks but made a full recovery. all the best
     
  8. WilliamsCochran

    WilliamsCochran New Egg

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    thanks for the help shes doing much better today
     

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