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    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2010 2:42pm (May 11th 2010)

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: mrs dawudhi,
    I was out of station for a week,and when i came back i didnt find my rooster and his mates,i heard dpgs attcked them in the night and probably eaten them.One of the hen is surviving with a dog's wound probably on her side,i mean at backer side.What antibiotics should be given to her,plzz letme know ASAP.
    thanks in advance
    • CommentTimeMay 11th, 2010 2:53pm (May 11th 2010) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    Right, I am by no means a vet, but this is as much advice as I can give...however, I would advise she is taken to a vets immediately and follow their advice, but until then here are a few things you can try.

    Make sure she is eating and drinking, as that can be a big indicator of how bad she is. If there are no internal illnesses she has a high chance of recovery (chickens are good at overcoming all odds!), but stress and shock are two big killers after an attack.

    How bad is the wound? Is she in a lot of pain? Is she bleeding? Is she able to walk?

    Depending on the severity of the wound she may need keeping inside in a warm, stress-free environment. Add a little sugar to her water, and feed her any treats that she likes, yoghurt could be a good idea here. Nothing too difficult to eat.

    You can add a 'baby' aspirin (pain relief for baby's or children), mix it in with a cup of her drinking water and let her drink that. If she is in lots of pain she won't eat or drink.

    I've heard people use Neosporin to try and avoid infections and promote healing in wounds with chickens, but I'm sorry but I have no idea how to go about that.

    Keep the wound clean, try make sure she is eating and drinking, and take her to a vets as soon as you can.

    Also, you're going to need to sort out the security of your chickens' at some point, if you are planning to get any more or have any more. You don't want to have to go through all this trauma and upset again!

    Good luck with her, please let us know how she gets on.