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My hen was attacked by dog, deep puncture wound HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MamaBrahma2, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. MamaBrahma2

    MamaBrahma2 New Egg

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    My flock was attacked by a dog tonight, ripped a lot of feathers off. One of my Brahma girls got the worst of it. Her bottom feathers are gone along with most in a row on her back and a deep puncture wound on her back. the wound goes down pretty deep, past the fat layer. Help, what do I do? Do I need to end her suffering or can I help her? Thanks
     
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump sorry I don't know how to help
     
  3. Gmsg01

    Gmsg01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flush the wound out and then carefully dry. Start antibiotics if you have them. Make sure she is eating, drinking, and warm. Good luck!
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    my hen was attacked by a dog a while back, left a deep wound in her neck, i could see inside her neck, i took a electrice shaver ans shaved the feathers from around the wound, washed the cut out, put antibiotic ointment in it and taped gaze over it and changed it everyday, i put her in her own pen, till it healed, just keep it clean and keep her seperate from the others.
     
  5. MamaBrahma2

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    did you shave the feathers down to the skin? I don't want to hurt her, can I trim them?
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:not to the skin, jut enough to keep them out of the wound, u can trim them, u just dnt want them in the cut at all.
     

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