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

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    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

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    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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