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I know, it is my fault, since I am the one who forgot to close them up for the night. I've told and retold myself (and being told, I am human, bound to forget sometimes, does not help my guilt). All that aside...

 

Early morning (before daylight) a racoon got hold of the hen's neck, ripping off feathers and skin off. She still has skin and feathers on the front of her neck. I did hear the ruckus, and went out the back door yelling, which is probably what scared the coon off before killing her. She came to me, jabbering away about it all and squatted at my feet so I could pick her up.

 

I put her in the bathtub while I could get some items together...

 

Mist spay bottle with warm water to clear any debris off of wound area.

 

Antibiotic ointment

 

Gauze pads and roll

 

Scissors

 

Stretchy tube thingy, kinda like the top of a tube sock but thinner material

 

(While getting the supplies together, I cried... but didn't while tending the hen to try keeping her calm)

 

She is a very good patient. Bleeding wounds the first time I clean and bandaged. Barely any, dried, on it at removal. None, the third time. I've changed the dressing three times, and will again, twice a day, as long as needed.

 

I would normally cull, but as I said she is my favorite, so I am going to try and help.

 

I have her in an inside cage (old rabbit cage), sitting on my washer. She can see out the window and isn't in a major traffic area of the house. She is drinking and eating lightly (compared to her normal eating habits). She also laid an egg today... later in the day then normal. I do not see any signs that would make me think she is in shock).

 

What I need to know, is what else I should do for her and any thoughts on when it would be okay to put her back outside with the flock.

 

Picture of first bandage before removing

Hurt-Duck-01.jpg

 

I did let her bath in the bathtub (yes, I cleaned it before and after her use) so she could wash off blood and soak the bandage for easy removal.

 

Pictures of second bandage before removal

Hurt-Duck-03.jpg

Hurt-Duck-02.jpg

Two pictures and both have my finger in the way....

 

I could take a picture of the wound area, if anyone wants to see for helping with what more I should do.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Bee - 3/26/12 at 2:32pm

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post #2 of 12

She sounds like she's going to be fine to me. I would wait to put her out with the flock for at least a few more days.

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1 Pit/Chowchow Puppy (Carmen), 1 Boyfriend (Xander)

5 Black Sexlink, 3 Red Sexlink, 1 New Hampshire Red, 1 Cockoo Maran, 2 Delaware, 6 Rhode Island Red, 1 RIR Rooster, 7 Pekin Ducks, 1 Cayuga Duck, 1 Guinea Fowl, 17 Californian Rabbits.

 

Incubator: 0

 

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post #3 of 12

Vitamins, if you're not already giving them.  I like the tubes.  Where did you get them from?

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post #4 of 12

Looks like you are doing what you can so far . . . 

 

I would not mind photo's of the wound as it heals, if you are willing (might edit your title to add "graphic").

 

Vitamins, electrolytes, probiotics, anything to boost her system in general.  Maybe some apple cider vinegar in water (a tablespoon in a couple of cups, for a tonic) perhaps.

 

 

Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

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post #5 of 12

might want to put some antibiotics in her water just in case.  hope she keeps doing well

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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

This does not say DUCKS on the package. Does anyone know if it is okay to use? If so, how much do I use?

 

Package says...

 

AGRI LABORATORIES LTD.
20927 STATE ROUTE K, P.O. BOX 3103 (64503), ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64505
VITAMINS & ELECTROLYTES “PLUS”
Telephone: 816-233-9533
Order Desk: 800-542-8916
Fax: 816-233-9546
Website: www.agrilabs.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information published. However, it remains the
responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label
or package insert.
AgriLabs
Water Soluble Powder
Vitamins-Electrolytes-Microbes and Acidifiers
Designed for use in Cattle, Swine, Sheep, Horses, Ruminants, Poultry, and Turkeys during periods of stress or reduced feed intake.
INGREDIENTS: Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
(source of Vitamin K activity), Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic
Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium
Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Iron Sulfate Monohydrate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Streptococcus Facium, Dextrose.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
DRINKING WATER: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) in 128 gallons of water.
FOR AUTOMATIC PROPORTIONS: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) in one gallon of water to prepare a stock solution. Set the
proportioner to deliver one (1) fluid ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water. Prepare fresh stock solution daily.
FEED USE: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) per 500 lbs. of complete feed.
PROVIDE FOR 3-5 DAYS. DOSAGE MAY BE REPEATED WHENEVER NEEDED.
For Animal and Poultry Use Only
Keep Out of Reach of Children
Manufactured for: Agri Laboratories, Ltd., St. Joseph, MO 64503
NAC No.: 10581242
Specifications: per 4 oz. per lb.
Vitamin A (IU MIN) 2,500,000 10,000,000
Vitamin D3 (IU MIN) 1,000,000 4,000,000
Vitamin E (IU MIN) 2,000 8,000
Riboflavin (MG MIN) 750 3,000
d pantothenic Acid (MG MIN) 2,000 8,000
Folic Acid (MG MIN) 125 500
Thiamine Mononitrate (MG MIN) 375 1,500
Niacinamide (MG MIN) 5,000 20,000
Pyridoxine HCL (MG MIN) 300 1,200
Ascorbic Acid (MG MIN) 3,750 15,000
Vitamin B-12 (MG MIN) 2.5 10
Menadione (MG MIN) 1,000 4,000
Salt 11.0% (MIN) 13.2% (MAX)
Sodium 4.7% (MIN)
Potassium 3.8% (MIN)
Magnesium 0.26% (MIN)
INGREDIENTS: Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Niacin Supplement, riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, folic acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Iron Sulfate Monohydrate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Streptococcus Facium, Dextrose.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
DRINKING WATER: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) in 128 gallons of water.
FOR AUTOMATIC PROPORTIONS: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) in on gallon of water to prepare a stock solution. Set the porportioner to deliver on (1) fluid ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water. Prepare fresh stock solution daily.
FEED USE: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) per 500 lbs. of complete feed.
PROVIDE FOR 3-5 DAYS. DOSAGE MAY BE REPEATED WHENEVER NEEDED.
For animal and Poultry Use Only
Keep Out of Reach of Children
Manufactured for : Agri Laboratories, Ltd., St. Joseph, MO 64503
NET WEIGHT Code:
40 oz. 9250-301/A-1 Iss: 805


Edited by Bee - 3/26/12 at 2:44pm

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post #7 of 12
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Also, the Feed store said to NOT use the Blue-Kote on open/deep wounds, since it is made to dry out. Leave an open wound open till it closes itself.

 

Does anyone who has used Blue-Kote before, agree?

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post #8 of 12
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Also, the Feed store said to NOT use the Blue-Kote on open/deep wounds, since it is made to dry out. Leave an open wound open till it closes itself.

 

Does anyone who has used Blue-Kote before, agree?



 I have used blue kote many times but not on a deep wound, but I do like to use Vetericyn spray.  as for the electrolytes I woulds think it would be okay to use for ducks I use save a chick and nutridrench for ducklings which is probably pretty close to what you have here. . 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 3/26/12 at 3:10pm

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post #9 of 12

What you describe sure sounds like what I gave the ducks till I ran out and switched to nutri drench.

 

.... I just did a search on the image for that product, and it is what I used . . . I like it.


Edited by Amiga - 3/26/12 at 3:36pm

Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

Spring-Summer 2014 - please bear with me - plate very full - PM if you need to...

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Please consider adopting rescued ducks.

 

David Holderread:  

People often ask if they should "put down" a bird that has suffered major injuries.  In my experience, birds appreciate the opportunity to recover.  Ducks have an amazing ability to heal, even from injuries that appear to be catastrophic.

 

Spring-Summer 2014 - please bear with me - plate very full - PM if you need to...

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post #10 of 12

I would avoid the blu kote also.  Large, open wounds tend to heal better if kept moist, not dried out.  If you are having problems with the wound drying out and the bandage sticking, gauze coated with vaseline works well. 

 

Good luck, and keep us posted! 

Very cute duck!

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<")  2 Galgos (Spanish Greyhounds), 4 Sebastopols, 8 Indian Runners, 2 Sulcata Tortoises, and a bunch of Koi!

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