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Quick ?! Peroxide okay to use on chickens?

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Just what the title says.  Is hydrogen peroxide safe to use on chickens?

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by gritsar 

Just what the title says.  Is hydrogen peroxide safe to use on chickens?


I'm sure its safe, but just like any other anti stuff, it will kill off all the good bacteria as well.

post #3 of 14

Quick clean up of superficial wounds- yes. Repeated use no, pouring into body cavities no, eyes or mouth not IMO.

post #4 of 14

I think so yes..
I've heard of others using it on  here.

What happend?

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post #5 of 14

I've used it but only for initial wound cleansing and not over an extended period of time. Over time it can lead to the removal of healthly tissue as well as dead, so I avoid extended usage. Hope this helps.

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post #6 of 14

Have read that it can be used very sparingly, for instance, only for primary cleaning.  What are you using for?  For a wound, I usually flush with a diluted dove or ivory soap mixture in water with syringe, or chlorohexedrine dilute, or saline solution.  Hydrogen peroxide can damage the skin tissue in a chicken I have read.

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post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by fourfeathers 

Have read that it can be used very sparingly, for instance, only for primary cleaning.  What are you using for?  For a wound, I usually flush with a diluted dove or ivory soap mixture in water with syringe, or chlorohexedrine dilute, or saline solution.  Hydrogen peroxide can damage the skin tissue in a chicken I have read.


I would secodn the saline flush. Much healthier.

post #8 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redhen 

I think so yes..
I've heard of others using it on  here.

What happend?


My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her.  The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed.  Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked.  Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by gritsar 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redhen 

I think so yes..
I've heard of others using it on  here.

What happend?


My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her.  The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed.  Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked.  Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.


Ok, if it's healing and new skin is covering it I would NOT use peroxide. To clean out new wounds its fine, but once healing starts it can damage the new skin. I would just use good old fashion ivory soad and water.

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post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by carrlr 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gritsar 
Quote:
Originally Posted by redhen 

I think so yes..
I've heard of others using it on  here.

What happend?


My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her.  The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed.  Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked.  Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.


Ok, if it's healing and new skin is covering it I would NOT use peroxide. To clean out new wounds its fine, but once healing starts it can damage the new skin. I would just use good old fashion ivory soad and water.


Okay, but I wasn't going to use peroxide on her body - where the wound is - but rather on the wing, which has a ton of caked blood.  If I pull the wing out a bit, I can flush it with peroxide without ever getting any on the wound.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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