shellshocked!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twister, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my roo bravely fought neighbors (blankedy-blank) dog that CAME into our yard THRU fencing.
    the other neighbor heard the commotion and drove over and honked the horn and scared the dog off, thus he let go of the roo ( we were not at home).
    Roo ran off to the barn to hide. I found him and put him in the coop last night. I opened the coop this AM and he will not come out. He crowed this AM. He is standing and 'appears' to be ok , minus a few feathers. There are no external wounds. I do not know yet if there are internal ones, but feel that if so, he would not have made it through the night. he is just standing on the roost and refuses to come down. He has all his hens in there with him and they will not come out to eat or drink. I do not want to go in and handle him and make him come out ( fear of internal rupturing if he did sustain any mild injury that I can not see) . Do you suggest just letting them stay there all day? Anyone with similar situtation? TY for the advise.
     
  2. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would bring the essentials to your birds. I'm thinking after a day or two he may forget about the incident enough to return to his routine, but right now he is leary & perhaps a bit shellshocked over the whole incident. Give him time & let him heal is my vote.


    ...JP
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If you can't bring him in, put a heat lamp near him. When their bodies have shock, they do much better with extra warmth.
     
  4. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with both jp & horsejody. Give him time and keep him fed, watered & warm. Poor brave guy!
     

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