i tried posting on "emergencies" but there's no one there.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mulemom, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Mulemom

    Mulemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I turned my back on the new puppy for a few minutes! She had been doing so well with the chickens, but she grabed one! I thought she was dead, but she's not. She's stunned and missing some feathers from her back. She can walk, but is wabbly. I have her wrapped in a towel on my lap as I type this. What should I look for? What should I do?

    ...since I typed this, she has come out of shock. She's in a cage in my DD's room and is eating a little. I think the only problem is the big hole in her back. What should I do about that?
     
  2. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neosporin? Is it dirty? Bleeding? How old is the chicken?
     
  3. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search on dog attack. Sorry- I'm having trouble creating a link for you, but there is a lot of info on here to help you.
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Are there any open wounds?
     
  5. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mulemom, are you there? What's happening with your girl?
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Have you flushed it out with either a saline solution or hydrogen peroxide? That will take all the germs away.
    Then put on some neosporin and see if you can bandage her up.
    Put a baby aspirin in her water and keep her warm and quiet.
     
  7. Mulemom

    Mulemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I washed it out with plain water, put neosporin plus pain reliever on it.

    I've been sitting with her in the rocking chair, and she likes being rocked to sleep just like when she was a chick. She's sitting on my lap now and half asleep.

    I put tetricycline....can't spell it...in the water. Is that ok? should I have put something else in there?

    The dog is in jail, planing on putting myself there soon! I'm a bad chicken mom for trusting that puppy. It was my fault. I should have known better.
     
  8. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOM!!!! Don't say things like that!!! Your puppy seemed well mannered about the chickens and when you turned around it wasn't. Don't beat yourself up about it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mulemom

    Mulemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Peeps7. I was really hoping that the puppy would learn to leave them alone. She was really birdy when she first got here. She was a stray that my DH fell in love with. She is a sweet dog, but now that she's gotten one, I'm afraid I've ruined her.
     
  10. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    If she ever kills a chicken then tie that chicken around her neck and let her wear it for about 24hrs, that will brake that nasty habit.
     

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