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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 06 May 2012 19:36 #31629

silly 12 week old pullet decided that flying over the back fence would be a good idea, had the in-laws dog here, miss 2 kept saying the dog is eating the birdie, we ignored....went out after she would'nt stop saying it, found my little pullet held up by the fence, he crop has been torn, and i saw blood, i have sprayed her with iodine and put her in cage with orithon in water. She seems okay but with the injurys heal or am i being cruel to keep her alive...
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 06 May 2012 19:45 #424004

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mandy_moo31;421667 wrote: miss 2 kept saying the dog is eating the birdie, we ignored.....
Seriously :confused:
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 06 May 2012 20:28 #424018

We didn't know she was talking bout a chicken, the cat often leaves dead birds on the grass, all my chickens are penned that's why did not panic about it. This one got out!! I would have acted alot faster, but I thought coming from a 2 yr old she was just telling stories:-(
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 07 May 2012 09:58 #424071

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bugger - they always seem to pick the wrong way to fly - our hand raised duck took its first flight into our dog run never to return. And I think everyone has been known to not pay attention to 2 year olds for various reasons, I know mine gets a bit of "that's nice dear" with a follow up "hang on what did he say" a bit later.

sorry I can't help with the actual issue hopefully one of the knowledgeable ones will be along soon.
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 07 May 2012 10:39 #424075

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MM - keep her away from your other chooks until she has healed. Chooks are very resilient and as long as the wound isn't deep and she still moves around the way she should (i.e. no tendons damaged) she has a good chance to recover.
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 07 May 2012 11:20 #424079

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mandy_moo31;421688 wrote: We didn't know she was talking bout a chicken, the cat often leaves dead birds on the grass, all my chickens are penned that's why did not panic about it. This one got out!! I would have acted alot faster, but I thought coming from a 2 yr old she was just telling stories:-(
That makes perfect sense, I hope she pulls through. A crop must heal quite easily as one of the cures for crop problems it to cut it open, empty is and stitch it back up [xx(] Infection will be your main concern depending on the severity of the wounds so apply purple or blue spray to the wounds if you think it's necessary. I agree with Simkin, chooks are resilient.
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dog attacked pullet - still alive but ..... 07 May 2012 11:23 #424080

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If she is leaking from her crop you could try to use a plaster. Leave on until it falls off.
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