my chicken is hurt :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by babiidre09, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. babiidre09

    babiidre09 New Egg

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    the day before yesterday my dog got into the chicken coop's fence and attacked. some of them died [​IMG] while others were ok. but the one isn't putting pressure on her right foot. it doesn't seem to be swollen or discolored but you can tell shes in pain. i read somewhere that you can give them asprin for the pain so i did. shes putting more pressure on it and limping around, but is there anything else i can do for her?? please help, this is my first time raising chickens and this is my first injury [​IMG]
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Its a good sign that she's putting weight on it.
    Are there any wounds?
    If not it may be a soft tissue injury.
     
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    yes you can give aspirin for pain (one five grain aspirin in half a gallon of water)...separate her...wash her feet and legs good and put in nice clean cage or other area to limit her movement ... keep a good eye on her ...
     
  4. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, sorry it's under these circumstances. My chicks aren't safe around my dogs either, have Boxer and Lab that would do the same. I say if she continues to improve, keep and eye on her, but I would consider separating her if she' doesn't improve soon.

    Is your run enclosed completely, or can the dogs jump the fence. If so I would consider changing the fence heigth, door etc to prevent future dog attacks.

    Sorry about your loss.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007

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