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post #21 of 31

Please don't use Nolvasan solution in wounds, it is for disinfecting instruments sickbyc.gif It will kill the good tissue and can be toxic (It's more like Lysol or bleach). That is the only thing I have been able to find in feed stores and you really don't need that much.

 

 You are looking for Chorhexadine Scrub also sold as Nolvasan Surgical Scrub BUT!!! You can get it at WALMART (or most pharmacies) under the name Hibenclens. This scrub is really good and keeps the area clean for about 12-24 hours after scrubbing with it.  You don't need a huge bottle--it lasts a long time, use it like soap (apply water, a few drops of it, the scrub and rinse). I know everyone is of a different opinion on this. I recommend Hibenclens once a day as well as a nice luke warm irrigation of the wounds and that is it. No cream, nothing else except blukote of you have to put the bird back outside. The more oxygen that can get to the area, the better. I would do the antibiotic by mouth as a precaution. 

 

Hope that helps, its what we did when I worked for the vet.

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post #22 of 31

How do you get the dog to stay in your yard until animal control arrives?  

post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by ClareScifi View Post

How do you get the dog to stay in your yard until animal control arrives?  



In case the problem persists, Animal control should be able to provide you with a dog trap. I used one of them myself in one ocation with a dog that falled in love with our female, and started to come every nigth to howl inside our back yard not letting us sleep.


Edited by berserker - 3/25/12 at 6:27pm

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post #24 of 31

2 years ago, we had the very same thing happen to our chickens.  A neighbor's dog killed one of the hens and basically killed the rooster (or so we thought).  When we got to him, he could hardly walk and had plenty of puncture wounds to the bones and bare skin and bleeding in the wounds.  I considered shooting him to obviously take him out of his misery.  After reconsidering, I decided to do what all I could to help him live cause I didn't want that dog to win.  My wife and I rubbed Neosporin on all the wounds for a few days (which was kind of gross), but the best part of the heeling process was giving some type of antibiotic we got from the vet orally to the rooster through a dropper.  We did this for a few days and eventually, the rooster (Rhett) made a complete recovery.  The antibiotic the vet gave us only cost about $5.00.  Ofcourse everyone thought we were crazy for our efforts just to save a chicken, but we were proud we did.  For some reason, I have attached a picture of us giving him the medicine.  Good luck with your chicken. 

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post #25 of 31

SouthernByChickens,

 

I love your story.  Go, Rhett!  What a perfect name for a Southern rooster.  I love it.

 

That is so wonderful you were able to help him heal.  If anything happened to my rooster, I would be so heartsick.  He's such a fine fellow.

 

Clare

post #26 of 31

Unfortunately this is an area that we have a lot of experience in!  :(    I wouln't use the hydrogen peroxide except for the first time.  It is too strong for continued use, it will destroy the new tissue starting to form.  Iodine diluted with distilled water to the color of iced tea is good.  I put it in a 10 ml syringe and just squirted the spots.  I really think the antibiotic cream is enough but our vet also recommended "silvadene" it is another topical cream.  Stronger.  As other people have said check the chicken really well for hidden spots,and then keep an eye out for infection.  The nose knows!  It will smell bad.  Our roosters skin turned green.  I thought it was infected.  Other people said it might have been the feather shaft under the skin.  I did t an oral anttibiotic to squirt in his beak.  I don't think he got much of it though.  Good luck.  Chickens are very tough.  I think yours will do fine.  The bigger problem is probably the neighbor and the dog.  Our neighbor got rid of his (after the 3rd attack) he wanted US to shoot the dog for him.  But we hear barking over there again......

 

Meant to add that I'm not sure about blue kote.  Some people, including our vet, think it should not be used on open wounds?  Again, I really don't know but I kind of avoid it.

 


Edited by Qi Chicken - 3/25/12 at 8:01pm
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post #27 of 31
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Thank you for all your comments and ideas!  We have been using a spray med., but it costs $30!!!  It is easier to use, than trying to apply the antibiotic cream by hand!  Maybe I could put diluted iodine and water in a spray bottle??  Someone said not to use Terramycin as a preventative--only if she actually got infected??  I have been giving her extra protein--cooking her own eggs and chopping them up, yogurt w/protein powder.  I'm amazed that she is still able to lay eggs!!  She has been pecking herself some--like when they preen!

Thanks again for your thoughts.  It's great that we can share ideas on BYC!!    Blessings!

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Forgiven and blessed!!  Let your light shine!!  

 

Love my girls!!!    2 black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Black Australorps/Buff Orpingtons mix,  

1 NH Red, 1 RIR, 4 Golden Comets, 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 10 Silkies, 2 frizzles, 2 cochins, 3 guineas, 5 ducks, and 3 little  dogs!!!

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post #28 of 31

never had this problem at all if anything its my hens that attack my dog my dog gets bashed i feel sorry for him sometimes but she should be fine 

 

1 tolerant mother, 2 red sexlinks ,1 isa brown, 1 australorp, 1 light/speckled sussex,one baby minorca mix, one white mystery chick, one maybe production red chick, a confused male pekin duck and one mystery hen which is genetically predisposed to lay double yolkers

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1 tolerant mother, 2 red sexlinks ,1 isa brown, 1 australorp, 1 light/speckled sussex,one baby minorca mix, one white mystery chick, one maybe production red chick, a confused male pekin duck and one mystery hen which is genetically predisposed to lay double yolkers

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post #29 of 31

I use Rooster Booster, since Blue Kote isn't available at my store.

post #30 of 31

Hi, my hen was also attacked.  We are keeping her inside the house, putting Neosporin on her wounds, giving putting baby aspirin in her water.  Two days ago she was eating well and drank all her water, yesterday (day 4 after the attack) she would not eat or drink anything.  All she did was sleep.  I'm worried about her.  Do you have any advise for me?

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