Hen attacked by our dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by daisysmomma, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. daisysmomma

    daisysmomma New Egg

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    Just found my dog standing over one of my hens. She has lost feathers and flesh from her shoulders and up her neck. I can post pics if need be. Other than this horrible injury, she seems to be okay. What treatment should I give her?

    Thank you in advance for any and all help!

    Here is one photo:
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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Coat the injured areas with antibiotic ointment, move her to a warm, quiet place and hope that there are no internal injuries. She is probably in shock at the moment . Good luck with her recovery.
     
  3. daisysmomma

    daisysmomma New Egg

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    thank you. I'm in shock too. :(
     
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    How is your hen today?
     
  5. daisysmomma

    daisysmomma New Egg

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    About the same. She is drinking water with some sugar in it, eating some crumbles, scratch and bread bits. I cleansed the wound, patted it dry and applied Neosporin ointment. She started 'talking' to me some this morning which was nice. I need to find a larger crate for her as she wants to move around more.

    I wonder when she'll be able to go out with the other hens. I was told today that hens can be cannibalistic and may peck on her and try to kill her for her flesh.

    Thanks for asking.
     

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