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How to Take a Chicken's Body Temperature

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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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anybody? Anybody?  Bueller?
 

post #3 of 4

I don't know, but would assume your correct about how to take it. A chicken's normal temp is 107° F. if that helps you any.

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OldGuy43

When evaluating data one should always consider the source and remember, no one wants to make illegal that which he wants to do.

 

Rights are not gifts from the government.

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post #4 of 4

A chickens body temp normally runs 102-103 degrees F.

http://shilala.homestead.com/chickenfacts.html

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