young hen attached by dog

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessleeh, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. jessleeh

    jessleeh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    My 9 week old hen was attacked by my small dog this morning. I didn't see what she did to the bird but she obviously grabbed her, because there are several feathers in one place in the backyard. I cannot see any any puncture wounds, but she is acting lethargic. She can walk but pretty much won't. She stays right where I put her, standing up. She keeps closing her eyes halfway. Advice please??
     
  2. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not much to do right now but keep her in a nice quiet place and let her recover from the stress. I would put some water for her right in easy reach, so she doesn't have to get up to drink.

    What kind of small dog are you talking about?
     
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  3. jessleeh

    jessleeh Out Of The Brooder

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    chihuahua/dachshund mix... abt 10 lbs.
     
  4. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dachsies have a pretty good bite. I would just leave her alone with some water in a quiet place. You can look her over closely later for any punctures, but I'll bet she has plenty of bruising.
     
  5. jessleeh

    jessleeh Out Of The Brooder

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    ok... thanks for the help. [​IMG]
     

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