My hen was attacked. She can't stand up. :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ajay, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ajay

    ajay Chillin' With My Peeps

    129
    0
    89
    Jun 1, 2011
    I let my dog out with the chickens today and he cornered one of them. [​IMG] He must have had her by the leg/wing, because she is basically gimpy on one side of her body. I brought her back into the house in our dog cage with some soft bedding and water and food, but she is just panting and laying there. I've tried dipping her beak to cool her down and get her to drink, but she has zero interest. Did I lose her for good? I am feeling so incredibly sad (and guilty). She is a little thing--a 6 week old Welsummer. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  2. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

    860
    8
    154
    Jun 14, 2009
    Make sure she stays hydrated. Do you have a medicine dropper or syringe? When my birds are nqr, I bring them in and give them vitamin water by the drop. Put the drop on the beak so it "slips" into the mouth. Go slow and make sure they're swallowing as you give the water.

    I'd keep her in a dark quiet place and go from there. Good luck.
     
  3. ajay

    ajay Chillin' With My Peeps

    129
    0
    89
    Jun 1, 2011
    Thank you. I do have one. I will try that next.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by