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My dog attacked a silkie- silkie is alive but I have questions

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cackle, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few minutes ago I was outside and heard a racket from the side of the house where the SIlkies pen is. I found one of our dogs had opened the pen and grabbed a silkie. He was running all over the yard with the silkie in his mouth. I ran in the house screamin for my husband who ran out side in his bed clothes shoeless. FInally he had to crawl under the deck to get the silkie from the dog.

    The silkie is in my lap shivering. What do I check for? I can't believe he is still alive. It took 5 minutes to get him from the dog. He smells like dog slobber and is upset. Do I need to wash him? Is so how long do I leave him inside to make sure he does not catch cold.
     
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  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't wash him now....he's too stressed. I'd put him in a warm, comfortable dark and quiet place to allow him to calm down....assess him more when he's calm.

    Are there any obvious injuries?
     
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
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    I am not sure I would wash him, he is probably upset enough. I would keep it inside for a while, If its in shock or has internal injuries you will want to watch for those close.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    First the bird needs to calm down so it doesn't die from shock. Warmth, quiet, your soothing words, a favorite buddy for company. (in clean dog carrier with lots of comfy bedding). Rescue Remedy in the water. No dog anywhere near by - not even the sound of a dog.
    Then assess the situation. Unless there is active bleeding right now.
    JJ
     
  5. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not find any bloodand his wings are intack. He has opened them both so I know they are not broken. Mostly he is just sitting in a towel in my lap making little silkie nosies.

    By some miracle he seems to be one Lucky silkie. I think he named himself. He was 1 of 2 we had not named. I am saying he since he is only a few months old I am not sure.
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I am soooo happy that this little one might be okay. Even if no serious injuries, it's likely this munchkin will be very sore so a little pain relief might be a good thing (aspirin in water..). A little later on though....if it is pretty apparent that there is nothing terribly serious like internal injuries...
    JJ
     
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your Sikle is going to be fine!! Great news!!
     
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The silkie seems fine finally calmed down and stopped shaking. Loves being held close with in a towel. She is in a plastic bin with some pine shaving and preening. There seems to be some feather loss but that is all. We ill keep her in the house for a little while giving her osme baby asprin after she settles down a little more. In the meantime we will re-enforce the lasp on the silkie tractor.

    Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I am just so very glad I was putside and we were able to rescue her.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Dont give aspirin if she doesn't need it. If she has calmed down and preening, leave her alone. Dont try to fix something that isn't broke with undue medication.
     
  10. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Christopher. We will just let her rest for a while.
     

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