Weight loss after dog attack.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debster1556, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. debster1556

    debster1556 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So in a previous post I had posted that our 1 year old hen got attacked by a dog. We took her to the vet, they cleaned her up, stitched her up and gave antibiotics.

    We kept her separated in a smaller coop within the main coop for about 2 weeks. Wow, did she loose alot of weight! She is back with the flock, her feathers have grown back, wound is healed and maybe gained a tiny bit but is still very thin. I feel sorry for her because since the attack she is very skittish and keeps to herself. It's sad.

    Any ideas about the weight loss?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Well I think trauma can make an animal thin. I would make her some special stuff like chicken feed mash, or bread soaked in egg and cooked a bit. Anything to get a good appetite going. And watch her in case of another infection popping up.
     
  3. debster1556

    debster1556 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will and thank you for replying!!
     

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