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post #11 of 21

If you have other pets that you have a vet for you could ask them if the will sell you the right type of antibiotics for you chickens. We have a chicken recouping from a hawk attack, she is getting injectable antibiotics once a day. The antibiotic is called Baytril. We told the vet how much the hen weighed and she gave us 5 shots for her. We give them to her in the thigh and she don't even flinch. It's worth a try to give the vet a call.

post #12 of 21

The duck probably shouldn't have antibiotic  laced water.  Your chickens having survived a week may continue to improve but often burn victims will die many days after the initial event  so be prepared.  I would just make sure they have very clean quarters and food and water in easy reach.  Even if a vet doesn't treat chickens he may give you some advice for treating their burns so I would call one.  Unless there are flies around I think I would just leave the wounds completely alone unless a vet tells you differently.  The skin will slough off and I know in hospitals human burn victims get their wounds cleaned of dead skin but this is extremely painful and the shock for the chickens may be too much.  I think they should be handled as little as possible- you may carry germs on your hands that could infect the wounds- and left in a quiet, clean place to recover.    Some of the burned areas may never regrow feathers.    These chickens are probably suffering- ask any human who has had bad burns how much pain they are in.  You may want to consider euthansia. 

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post #13 of 21
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I just bought. vetericyn i used it once when I had a horse and was a miracle wound spray. they event have antibiotic for poultry and I didn't want dad to have to figure out how to inject a chicken by himself. I also bought super spur supplement. it use 32% crude protein with other minerals. I figure these two small treatments is all the stress I want the birds to go through for now.

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post #14 of 21
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one site i read said the white stuff is normally urates....  but if that really is the case, could it be that his kidneys are damaged or slowly shutting down?

if it is the kidneys shutting down... how long would that take to kill a bird?   or how long do you think it would take for damaged ones to heal?

 

or does anyone else know what the white stuff from Lionel could be?

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post #15 of 21

I'm sorry to hear about Lionel... This must be so difficult.

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Medical treatments recommended by BYCers http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/517234/medical-treatments-recommended-by-bycers#post_6580204

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2 daughters, 1 husband, 2 dogs, 1 hermit crab, 2 hens, 8 laying pullets & 2 chicks.

some good chicken health links http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/5leepy-s-member-page

Medical treatments recommended by BYCers http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/517234/medical-treatments-recommended-by-bycers#post_6580204

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post #16 of 21

Ohhhhh... I'm so sorry.  I've been following this and I'm just sad for all of you (chickens included).  I have been feeling so badly for them as it must be (have been) so painful.  Breaks my heart.  hugs.gif

post #17 of 21

I saw something on here about how honey helps burns. Wouldnt hurt to put that into the search engine.

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post #18 of 21
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I saw something on here about how honey helps burns. Wouldnt hurt to put that into the search engine.



Honey is always hygroscopic and hence destroys bacteria by ripping apart the cell membranes.  For that reason it works as a surface antibacterial if care is taken, and here is why:

Dilluted honey is really just nectar, and a sweet warm solution is a bacteria fest.  For that reason honey used to treat surface infections should be rinsed carefully off.  Also note that honey is inanimate, and hence will tear apart good cells as well as bad (for instance, after a day of harvesting comb my hands are dried out terribly) but in the case of an infection it's a "better than worse" effect.  I would not put honey on a uninfected burn, or on any place where I could not be certain to flush the wound clean once it has had time to destroy bacteria.  Medical wound treatment honey packs are used in a similar way.

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post #19 of 21

I was so sorry to hear that Lionel didn't make it despite the valiant efforts you and your Dad have gone through to try and save your chickens from such a horrendous happening.

 

Thinking of you

 

Suzie

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post #20 of 21

So sorry to hear about Lionel- Just read this and it all sounds so horrific. I think you have had great advice already. My chooks have recently been on an A/B called Baytril as well which I syronged down their throat- though can be put in the water for them to drink. It's a broad spectrum A/B. I have also read on here about honeys use on wounds- I remember that it must be unpastureized and applied directly to wounds though not tried it myself.

I have used a human antiseptic called Sudocreme (I live in the UK so may not be the same but I would imagine the stuff you are currently using is similar)

Sounds like you and your chooks have been in a real nightmare.

 

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