New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ugh! Stupid injured guinea!

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Mama guinea just tried to commit suicide!  She flew into the dog pen, and thankfully DBF was home to leap out there and save her.  The pen is full of feathers, and mama guinea is wandering around the yard looking rumpled and baffled.  I don't think she's hurt, but I will nab her after dark and look her over.  Ugh.  I am doing a serious wing clip tonight on EVERYONE.

Update: We just brought her in to look her over.  She has minor scrapes on her headgear, and a big nasty gash right above her oil gland area.  I put antibiotic ointment in both, but I'm still undecided about whether to cull or not.  She bit a plug out of my hand when I was treating her and I very nearly decided then and there to cull tongue
I've got her in a small private coop right now, and I think I'll get her a penicillin injection tomorrow.  I've had chickens recover from similar wounds and they did fine, and I think of guineas as being made of tougher stuff, so I kind of want to give her a chance.
Anyone had anything similar happen?


Edited by OccamsTazer - 11/11/09 at 3:39pm
In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
post #2 of 6

I should assume that there are dogs in the pen that are not Guinea friendly?

I would not bother with the injection. Glop some antibiotic ointment on it and keep her up for a day or two. You are correct, Guineas are tough birds physically and can with stand a great deal. I had one raked by a Hawk, four deep grooves down his back. He just held his wings over the injury and kept on truckin'.

Robin
Summertown, TN
TN State Rep for the American Silkie Bantam Club
Reply
Robin
Summertown, TN
TN State Rep for the American Silkie Bantam Club
Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

You are very correct that there are dogs in the pen who are not guinea friendly :-P
The dogs are ok with the birds in general, they ignore them so long as they are on the other side of the fence, but a flappin' crazy bird in their pen is just too much for them.

In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
post #4 of 6

I hope your bird recovers soon. I think I would keep the guinea in the house, and just keep an eye on her for a couple of days.  Maybe throw some bird netting over the dog pen to keep other like minded birds safe. Good luck.

Little girl 14, I wish you could see the beauty that's within your heart. You were made with such care your skin your body and your hair are perfect the way they are.  There could never be a more beautiful you! You were made with a purpose only you can do, there can never be a more beautiful you!

sevenferrets.blogspot.com
Reply
Little girl 14, I wish you could see the beauty that's within your heart. You were made with such care your skin your body and your hair are perfect the way they are.  There could never be a more beautiful you! You were made with a purpose only you can do, there can never be a more beautiful you!

sevenferrets.blogspot.com
Reply
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by OccamsTazer 

You are very correct that there are dogs in the pen who are not guinea friendly :-P
The dogs are ok with the birds in general, they ignore them so long as they are on the other side of the fence, but a flappin' crazy bird in their pen is just too much for them.


I bet that guinea never flies in there again...  hide

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Let's hope she doesn't!

In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
In handling a stinging insect, move very slowly.
-Lazarus Long
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home