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Hen Attacked by Dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by audrey02026, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, my hen was attacked by a dog. I only know what it was because someone saw it happen and called my husband. I had already found her when I noticed she wasn't with the others. It was yesterday and she is eating drinking and even came out of the coop to range with the others. She lost a lot of her feathers and has a gash on her back. I cleaned it today and I don't know what else to put on her. I noticed when I looked at it that the wound almost looked bubbly and I saw tiny tiny things moving around in there so I washed it off with the hose and put poultry protector on her to hopefully stop the bugs. What can I do for the wound. I also noticed that she actually laid an egg today. If she didn't have the gash and feather loss you would have no idea anything happened to the poor girl so I need to make sure I care for her while she heals but don't really know what to do?
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    You can put neosporin on it to help heal it and protect it from infection.[​IMG]
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I agree with the post above. But don't use the Neosporin with pain. Use the one without. Hope she heals fast. And I hope you find the dog. It probably will be back.
     
  4. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I just ran to the store and picked up some without pain and applied it. I'll keep putting it on her till it heals up.
     

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