Wednesday, July 16, 2008


So the pics are a bit graphic but you can see the level of injury Napoleon sustained. It's a bit hard to tell from this angle but his back is scraped raw and the puncture wounds are there. He's lost some of his balance too. Some of that is due to soreness probably but also because his tail feathers are missing.

The less severe puncture wound is the one you see here towards the back. The worse one is just at the edge of the feathers.

Given that he was in the dog's mouth when we saw this happening and that he was completely in shock and limp when we rushed him to the vet, it is amazing that he avoided broken bones or worse. That he is now standing, eating, drinking and crowing is even more of a miracle.

Let's hope he keeps on improving and that the antibiotics do their work!

1 comment:

Gigi said...

Poor Napoleon! I love chickens and wish I could have some, they are such fun to watch. I hope he is soon feeling better and that those tail feathers grow back quickly.