Please help asap!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jlj1212, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. jlj1212

    jlj1212 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our beautiful RIR's was just attacked by the neighbors dog that jumped the fence.
    She's got a wound on her back and is coughing up blood, is she basically going to die?
    Anything that we can do ? OMG I am freaking out right now and so angry !
     
  2. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coughing up blood is not a good sign. I think first thing to do is control the bleeding from the wound. Next, get her somewhere quiet and warm.

    Www.hencam.com or chicken chick lists a type of wound care product that can be packed into a wound. Probably also apply Vetericin to the wound.

    Those are the things I would start with, based on research, not actual experience.

    Good luck and hugs.
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  3. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully you have her isolated. I would put her in an animal carrier. Do you have a vet that treats birds? If not, clean the wound as best you can, I've used antibacterial soap with good results. I would wait to give her food, but maybe give her some water. Dip her beak in it. Keep her warm. Hopefully you can get some better advice soon.
     
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  4. jlj1212

    jlj1212 Out Of The Brooder

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    She is seperated. She is in a atorage tub with chicken wire on top and inside the house.
    I called tsc and they saod to keep her warm over night. If she wants to eat tomorrow she might sirvive if she doesn't then it doesn't look good. So its a waiting game until tomorrow.
     
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she will be ok. So sorry. Did you report the dog?
     
  6. jlj1212

    jlj1212 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to!! A tad bit worried because we live in MI and worried I might be given a hard time about ownkng chicke s but we have the right to farm law so I am good just gotta remain strong!
     
  7. BigECarter

    BigECarter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeping her warm is good advice - 85 degrees is the ideal temperature. Heat lamp, heating pad, space heater, or even a lamp next to her will help. I would offer water.
     
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  9. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep us updated. I would agree that if she survives the night and seems interested in food tomorrow she should make it. I would cook up an egg for her in the morning. Good luck. And I would definitely put up a fight, that is not safe if that dog can jump it's fence!
     
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  10. jlj1212

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    just so sad and stressed out I love my chickens. I am an animal lover but not feeling very lovey to this dog that did this!!!!!!
     

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