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One of our dogs attacked our pullet!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by smileysjs1, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    We've had our new pullets that are around 10 weeks old for one week. The last couple of days we decided to let them free range with our dogs around. The pugs have chased them a few times but nothing bad. Our lab is pretty relaxed and doesn't go around them much. So I was outside earlier and everyone seemed fine. One of the pullets was by itself a lot which I thought was odd but we tried putting it with the rest of them and it kept leaving so I went inside. My son threw some scraps outside 30 minutes later and came back in and said one was dead! I went outside and I'm pretty sure it was the same one that had been by itself. It was laying on the ground in an odd way and it was bleeding in the face. I think maybe one of the eyes was gone. Its still breathing even now. I picked it up to move it and it was limp. It has lost some feathers around the face and neck.
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    Ask if the dogs were present at the time the scraps were fed. Dogs get very possesive over food, especially ifthey think it is theirs.
    Chickens can live with one eye,( so sad), Hope it does Okay.
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Awwww...is she still alive??? I have a chicken that got attacked by one of my dogs and was near death---he couldn't even stand for over a week. I set him up in a nice, warm place and fed him and gave him water/pedialyte by syringe every couple hours. He's alive and well today. He was HORRIBLE looking! You should have seen him! Neosporin works wonders, so if you have some, I would suggest cleaning her up and applying that. You also should think about putting a buddy in with her to keep her warm and also to encourage her recovery. Anyhow, it took him over 3 weeks to recover and finally he healed--it was amazing! I also made a medicated chick feed mash. I gave him a half a dropperful of baby tylenol every 4-6 hours as well to help the pain and help him rest--I know people have mixed feelings on this, but it really seemed to help! Anyhow, good luck and keep us posted!
  4. with as many posts as I've seen lately on this same subject, I'm suprised each time that humans still turn their dogs loose amongst their birds...IMO that is just setting the predators up with the prey for success.
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    my pug killed 3 of my big turkeys a couple weeks ago so maybe it was the pug. My pug came up to me all covered in blood with feathers hanging out his mouth and wagging his tail so no doubt who was guilty.
  6. smileysjs1

    smileysjs1 In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    I just gave it baby tylenol mixed in water and was moving its tongue and still breathing. So we put in a hamster cage and put it in the coop. The bigger chickens its age is in the run and will stay out there. My dh thinks that it could've been the chickens. None of the animals have blood on them. I just assumed it was the pug since it was following it around earlier.

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