What treatmeant?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessiebrooke, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. jessiebrooke

    jessiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen was attacked by a dog and so far i have only seen one hole and some scratches i dont know what i can do what treatments to help her at home shes weak and cant stand and is breathing heavy but it looks like the blood has stopped
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    Generally after a dog attack it's best to put them somewhere quiet and warm and let them heal. They will be shocky for a few days to a week and often won't eat or drink for a few days. You should see some interest in water in a few days than feed after that. It can take a few weeks for them to get back to normal. Hopefully nothing is broken.
     
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  3. jessiebrooke

    jessiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Should i put anything on her cuts or leave them be?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    I personally will use bluekote if the wounds aren't too deep, others use antibiotic cream without the pain reliever. I have also left them alone. Chickens are pretty good at healing, so do what makes you feel better, and use what is available. So far I have never seen any develop infections, not that dog attacks happen often here, just occasionally if I'm raising a new trouble making puppy. My current boxer was terrible for a while.
     
  5. jessiebrooke

    jessiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you im going to let her rest up for now but thank you so much for the help
     
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  6. micstrachan

    micstrachan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Sorry to hear this. I agree with rest and warmth. Electrolytes if she’ll take them. I do think you should look her over thoroughly for wounds and clean them. Minimally, I would apply antibiotic ointment, blue kote or vetericyn if you have any of those. Good luck and please keep us posted.
     
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  7. jessiebrooke

    jessiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you shes been moving around every now and again
     
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  8. jessiebrooke

    jessiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has one deep puncture on her back and a scratch on her tail most of her feathers are gone but she seems to be doing better doesnt look like she was hurt too bad. We put antibiotic were she was hurt. It doesnt seem like anything is broken her legs look fine but she doesnt stand too long.
     
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  9. azygous

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    Watch that puncture wound especially closely. Bacteria is often injected into tissue with these sorts of wounds. Signs of infection will be redness of the skin around the wound. If you see that, special steps need to be taken to fight the infection.
     
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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

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    My guess is she's very sore from being manhandled by the dog, similar to whiplash.
     
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