Loving my chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ahumphrey, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. ahumphrey

    ahumphrey New Egg

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    My dog attacked my chicken trying to play with her. He didn't put his teeth in her but grabed her skin and pulled it off her neck. She seems okay except the muscles on her neck are exposed! I have put neosporin on it and tried to keep it bandaged. Will the skin grow back? And can any infection cause her eggs to be unedible?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Jeepers, I'm not playing with your dog. I would worry more about an infection hurting the hen than her eggs. If he stressed her enough she may not lay for awhile. Please do not leave her outside until she heals some. Flies will lay eggs on her wound and the maggots are a horrible thing to deal with. Also the other chickens will peck at her wound and make it much worse. Chickens can be cannibalistic .
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard!
     

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