Any help is appreciated. 8 week old chick got ahold of some string from a feed bag. Injury happened sometime between last night and this morning, came out to coop and she was hiding-noted string around tongue. I was able to remove string but her tongue is pretty dead with an odd smell. Middle to tip of tongue is ready to fall off. I flushed out her mouth with dilute chlorhexadine solution and was able to syringe feed a critical care mix and water. My concern is obviously for infection - should I pick up antibiotics or wait it out? She's been brought inside and her attitude is bright and alert. Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
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2/12/16 at 10:15am