my hen was bitten

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LordUria, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. LordUria

    LordUria In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2014
    Came home today and my dog was going berserk. I have trained her not to think of chickens as food but she loves to play with anything fluffy. She led me to my only RIR hen petrified with fear next to my garden, I new my dog tried to play with her when she got out of the run and bit her. After looking her over I only saw one flesh wound, barely punctured the skin almost no bleeding. I cut the feathers from around the wound and disinfected it and put her in the hospital ward. Anything else I can do, I already lost one rooster to an infected bite.
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Just clean it daily. Somebody's dog came in and attacked my silkies during the day. I didn't realize the gate had swung open when I left for work. Two of them were bitten badly. I cleaned them everyday with Epsom salts water and put Neosporin on them.

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