Pullet shaken by dog, 1 day later staggers around and sits still mostly

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by croakingtoad, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. croakingtoad

    croakingtoad New Egg

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    Our chick got out of a temporary run and was caught and shaken by a dog. We got the bird away after a few second. The dog pulled a few feathers out and shook the bird, but a close inspection revealed no obvious wounds or broken wings/legs.

    The first few hours the chick tried to feed and drink water normally, but mostly staggered around. Now about 24 hours later, she is sitting in a corner of a cardboard box with warmer 99% of the time.

    Is there anything I can do to help her? Is she in shock?
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she's probably in shock but I would look her over very thoroughly as those feathers can hide any damage or cuts that have been done...
     

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