- Jul 20, 2016
This happened about three hours ago. I'm not sure what happened because my dog is not typically aggressive or even interested in our chickens. I found our rooster, who is 6 months old, in the woods in our fenced in back yard. (he must have gotten out of his pen as they are never out free ranging while my dogs are out) I brought him up to the house, he was panting and missing all the feathers on his back. His back is raw, bloody and missing some skin. It was bloody, but not "bleeding" bad, if that makes sense. It does look like he has a couple of puncture wounds, but they don't look too deep. I washed the injured areas with warm water, put neopsorin on him and wrapped him loosely in a light gauze. I then covered him with a towel because he was shaking and, I'm assuming, going into shock. He is breathing better now, he will raise his head, but he cannot stand. He will not drink any water. Am I doing the right thing? I don't want him to suffer if it's likely he won't survive this, but if he can survive this, I want to do everything I can to help him. I'm very worried, of course, and especially because he cannot, or will not stand up. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated! He is a beautiful Americuana Rooster who is so sweet and friendly. Thank you so much!