sad story

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HappyFarmLady, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. HappyFarmLady

    HappyFarmLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughters little 5lb yorkie mix tried to eat my broodie hen!! She chewed off allof her tail feathers and started chewing on her skin. I'm just sick!

    My BCM hen is still alive and still sitting on the 3 Silkie eggs that I slipped under her but she looks so sad!
     
  2. Whitney13

    Whitney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor hen. I hope she is all right. I would give her a healthy treat to make her feel better.

    If it had been my hen that the dog tried to eat I would be saying poor dog.
    My dog tried that with my hen but she turned around and started attacking his face and my 50lb. dog will not go anywhere near a chicken anymore. [​IMG]
     
  3. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to hear she made it, hopes she recovers well. I came home the other day to my neighbors dog trying to pull one of my 3 week old chicks through the wire. I chased the dog off and the chick didnt seemed to be harmed, other than a few feathers. I then had a nice conversation w/my neighbor....[​IMG]
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    aw, poor baby, I hope she's alright [​IMG]
     
  5. MommaBugg

    MommaBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor thing! spoil her! take her some mixed greens, tomato( mine LOVE tomato) scrambled eggs..

    what a sweet girl
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    She may need medical care. What have you done so far?

    Neosporin on any cuts. Any deep puncture wounds? They may require oral or injectible antibiotic.

    She could use some electrolytes for shock. A bit of Pedialtye or Gatorade will do in a pinch - spritz on watermelon or some other treat that she'll accept.

    A drop or two of Rescue Remedy (Bach flower remedy) in her water may help her with stress from this traumatic attack.

    She will likely be in pain from what happened. If you don't suspect internal bleeding and she is not bleeding externally, aspirin water will help. One baby aspirin (81 mg) crushed into one cup drinking water, fresh batch at least once but preferably twice daily.

    Please keep us posted.

    JJ
     
  7. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That must be one brave yorkie. I have cats 3x that big that won't even look at a chicken.
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Thanks JJ I was about to do that.


    OP: I hope she does well. That Yorkie would be getting a 5lb smacking over that nonsense
     
  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    give her some corncob [​IMG] puts my chickens ing a good mood [​IMG]
     
  10. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I had the same thing happen, except it was 3 hunting dogs that were coon hunting over 1500 yds away, chasing something and came upon my chickens, my BCM hen was in total shock, looking at me as if to say what the blank just happen. She was paralyzed and missing her wing. We put her down. The male lost all of his tail feathers was hiding, I just let him rest it off and he was fine. The hunters paid me for the loss of my hen. Which I hatch, she was the only survivor out of 18 eggs. They gave me 60$ and thanked us for not killing their dogs. I hope your hen is all right. She probably is just in shock, keep an eye on her. Good Luck with your eggs. Michele
     

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