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 Hatching

    Apr 17, 2017
    Pittsboro, NC
    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 Chirping

    Mar 13, 2017
    Hudson Valley NY
    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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