Open mouth breathing after attack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flatlanders5, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. flatlanders5

    flatlanders5 Hatching

    Oct 15, 2013
    Hi I'm new to this forum but have used it a hundred times since getting our chicks in April! I'm in need of advice. My neighbors dog attacked our flock yesterday. They injured two n killed two. I cleaned the injured n separated them from the others. My barred rock has the most injury n was open mouth breathing when I got to her. It has been all night n she is still breathing like that. She has laid a soft egg, drank n walked about. I see no other injuries. Help please! She is my 4yr old chick n will be heart broken if she dies.
  2. whiteybird

    whiteybird Chirping

    Feb 16, 2013
    Sarasota, FL

    how did your barred rock fair? I'm sorry to hear your birds got attacked! My flock went from 9 chickens and 3 pekins to two chickens and no pekins in a period of about 3 months...a lot of raccoon attacks. Only one survived an attack, and when I found her she had a really bad leg injury and the back of her neck was ripped open. For the first day at least she was panting a lot, especially when she moved at all. I believe it was partially shock/stress and massive blood loss. She stopped breathing like that a couple days later. Hope your girl made it through!

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