I posted in another thread a few days ago. My turken was chewed up by my Golden Retriever and my Pit Bull. My original post was in sympathy to another poster whose dogs had attacked her pullets. "...today while I was at work, my turken flew out of the chicken yard and into the dogs' yard. My Golden and my Pit were out. They didn't kill her-though they easily could have. My daughter found her missing her tail feathers, with deep gashes similar to the ones you described, and two bruises on her neck.Her rump is hard for me to look at- I feel so sorry for her. It truly looks like raw hamburger with punctures. I cleaned it with a spray wound cleaner- but I wish i knew what to use for pain medicine. She is in my daughters bedroom, roosting on the ladder to the bunk bed. She is making little peeper sounds- and I know she is confused on why she is not in the coop. She was my alpha-bird, and she is my favorite. She can walk, and she was pecking on the floor and eating. She waited til she was on the ladder to poop...normal. I have bio-dressing and I could use that, but I am scared to cover the raw hamburger- perhaps I should let it drain. It is dripping, bloody fluid. I will keep her in, keep it clean- but I am unsure how to proceed medically. My vet who could help me is out of town until the 22nd." Now, the wounds are no longer draining, there are scabbed areas and areas that look too dry, and areas that look to be healing. She however appears much better- moving easier, talking more, more active- actively eating/drinking/etc. I was discussing this with another vet at work yesterday. She told me that I could bring her in and we could put her under anesthesia and debride the wounds. My most obvious question to her was, "Can you use Isoflurane (anesthesia) with chickens?" Normally we would use a lidocaine splash on the areas to debride- however, we can't use the 'caines' on chickens. The vet was unaware of that. So, I figured I would ask the chicken experts here- do any of you know if you can anesthetize a chicken safely? That said- if one more person tells me to "cook her up and eat her", I may scream. I cannot believe the insensitivity of some people, or the way some people think they are being funny. I can only imagine the reaction I would get if I said the same thing to these people when they bring in their cat or dog with an injury.