stray dog attacked my hens in the burbs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MzBalance, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2010
    Ft. Thomas
    My three RIR were attacked yesterday in our yard by a stray dog. My daughter sent our dog out and chased him up the street, but we can't find one of the hens; the other two ended up back in the coop. Its been that sweltering heat and one of them must've had a bite of somekind, because we have a clump of feathers.
    This morning, I couldn't get them to come out of the coop - so I fed them in there and left the door open. The eventually came out, but just seem a mess.
    I'm concerned about their health due to the stress and the heat. Any suggestions?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Maybe you can put some vitamins/electrolite powder in their drinking water? Offer them some nice cool cucumbers cut down the middle or a watermelon wedge?

    That might help them forget about their attack yesterday......Maybe you can just spend some time with them and talk to them.......That will make them feel better.....

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