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Can anyone explain how to tell if a chicken's body temperature is elevated?  My Houdini has a bad gash which I'm treating and I'm trying to prevent infection.  I've cleaned the wound, rinsed with saline and used Wound-Kote on it (works like Blu-Kote).  She's isolated in a warm, dark area.

 

For mammals, body temp is obvious (rectum) but what about chickens, and is it as important as other criteria?  Thanks in advance.  MEB

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Hello and welcome to BYC frow.gif I'm sorry I can't help you, but ask in Emergency/Diseases. There are some very knowledgeable members here that hang out in that section. Good luck!

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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K - it's done - thanks all!  meb
 

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                 Say NO to Crested Ducks!         My BYC Interview     Raising Ducks      Geese 101

 

Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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frow.gif & welcome-byc.gif from Alabama. Glad you joined us. 

9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

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9/28/2013 RIP Verity. . . You'll always be in our hearts.

 

Check out my Blog: The Country Chick                          And be sure to check out our soap shop on Etsy, here.

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Hi and welcome-byc.gif from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I hope things get better. thumbsup.gif

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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thanks for the kind welcome.  Happy to say my hens are well.  3 of 4 laying everyday:)


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