Not sure what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by busybeelee, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. busybeelee

    busybeelee Out Of The Brooder

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    My Houdan managed to get over the fence yesterday. When my husband got to the neighbors yard, their dog had her cornered. She was on the floor feet up. Her tail feathers are a bit of a mess. She was not bleeding and appeared to be ok.

    This morning. she was slow to get out of the coop. I watched her stumble from the roost. She then stumbled out of the coop. She is moving really slowly. I can't see any obvious injuries. I am new to chickens and don't know what to do for her.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Well busy, there`s always a chance she has internal damage, but if you can`t find any punctures, the best thing to do is wait and see. The will almost always act like that after an attck and it takes a few days for them to get back to normal. Good luck.......Pop
     
  3. busybeelee

    busybeelee Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I leave her with the other girls our should I confine her?
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    She may be in shock. She may just be sore and bruised. I would separate her from the others and keep her warm. I'm not sure where you are, but I'm in Florida and it's pretty chilly today. A sick or injured bird can get too chilled very easily, so if you have a way to bring her inside and keep her good and warm, that might help. Also, make sure she has plenty to drink and try a couple of her favorite treats. Chickens are pretty tough, so given the chance she may do just fine.
     
  5. Caseman

    Caseman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave her with the others .is she drinking and eating? I would say in a day or so she will be fine chickens if given a chance will make it ok.. back in the 70s I raised game chickens on the farm with other livestock like hogs and sheep and cattle and them chickens was eating with all them getting step on but they would make it some how. so give her a little time...[​IMG]
     

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