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URGENT: Gosling, Wild and hurt foot

post #1 of 7
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It smells!  We were just able to 'catch' it and the smell is strong.  There are MAGGOTS.  It's still walking and active.  We are guessing it's a turtle bite.  

 

My DH has it in a box (the parents left it across the street) and is applying peroxide, hoping to kill the maggots.  I'm online trying to figure out what to do next!?  PLEASE HELP!  Giving up isn't an option :(  

 

I have some Medicated Poultry Crumble ~ is this strong enough to use for medicating?  I'd rather not use an injectible antibiotic since the gosling is so young and I'm quite inexperienced.  


Edited by DiggstownChicks - 6/3/16 at 7:08am

Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

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Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

..all named after...

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post #2 of 7
Please take it to the vet.
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks

I've called around and no one (local) is capable of caring for wildlife/waterfowl.  I've got a call into a rescue center a few hours away ...  just looking for some direction for now

Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

..all named after...

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Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

..all named after...

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post #4 of 7
Well, since it's wild it's technically illegal to house anyways. Take it to a vet and have them euthanize it or do it yourself. You're breaking the law.
R.I.P. Pear, you'll always be in my heart. Fly over that rainbow bridge for me.
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post #5 of 7
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I'm not going to just euthanize it, losing a leg is not worth taking its life.  I was able to find someone that could care for it until it could get to the rescue center.  It is alive and doing well.  I'd hate to think someone would take such advice and stop looking for help.  I'm glad we didn't give up..

Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

..all named after...

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Elaine

Hens, Roosters: Jill, Barred Rock: Suzy Q, Wheaten Ameraucana: Donna Sue, Buff Orpington: Hazel, White Ameraucana, Carrie, Exchequer Leghorn: Lillian, Partridge Penedesenca: Elaine, Welsummer: Wendy, Red Silkie: Connie, Blue Silkie: Olivia, Partridge Cochin: LeBron, Rhode Island Red: Bob, Golden Phoenix: Hector, silkie and golden phoenix mix: Bruce, Rhode Island Red.

..all named after...

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post #6 of 7
It's ILLEGAL. Stop breaking the law.
R.I.P. Pear, you'll always be in my heart. Fly over that rainbow bridge for me.
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post #7 of 7
They will take it to a wild life center so from that point on it will not be illegal, give it some time
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