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    Useable and non-useable medications for chickens. Non-emergency.

    Thank you for that response. And yes, often times the more you read the more complicated it becomes. Maybe because I'm a novice, but chickens seem to have a general set of symptoms for different illnesses, so then it becomes a guessing game on my end. So than in itself complicates things...
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    Useable and non-useable medications for chickens. Non-emergency.

    Purple spray... Wound-Kote or other brand, because there are lots of them. Claims to be safe for chickens. I've never used it on them. I have used it on horses, cows, dogs, cat, and myself. Has this been effective for anyone?
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    Useable and non-useable medications for chickens. Non-emergency.

    Ok, there are obviously a ton of resources with advice on how to treat an illness or injury. My inquiry was more about injury because the diagnostic aspect is much simpler, and less likely to require a vet. Bumble foot for example. Extremely common. Tons of resources on this site alone. But...
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    Bumble foot

    Thats what I use.
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    Bumble foot

    For sure! I've been helped so much on here. It's nice to be able to return the favor. And I'm assuming you know not to use topical antibiotics with pain relief in them.
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    Useable and non-useable medications for chickens. Non-emergency.

    Do's and don'ts for chickens as far as medications has been a crash course for me. I'm new to chickens. I've had my girls for 18 months but this is my first flock and I'm winging it. Lol. I've got lot's of experience with animals... just not birds. But I've learned a lot in the past year and a...
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    Bumble foot

    Ok, so this is what worked for me. Step 1. Epsom salt soak. Step 2. Washed her foot thoroughly with antibacterial soap. Step 3. Liberally apply Prids drawing salve to foot and a cotton pad. (I used the sheet style that is often used on horses) Step 4. Wrap with Vetwrap. Color matters. Bright...
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    2 sick chickens, different symptoms

    What Mama is describing is nearly identical to what I was seeing in Who when I first came home from La.
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately I don't know how old my girls are/were. Old Bitch was named such because she was clearly a more mature bird when we got them. I started with 8 and now have 5. Old Bitch died suddenly and we did an at home postmortem examination and found she had one lung that...
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    Thank you all for the condolences, support, and the sharing of your knowledge. Hopefully I won't need y'alls medical advice for a good long while.
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    He did not take pics. However, after some looking around he believes it was olvarian cancer. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find info about how aggressive the cancer tends to be. Or how long from the time they develop the cancer until they become symptomatic. Chicken illness is a...
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    So my husband decided to dissect Who. What he found was a large mass on her intestines. I'm off in search of info. How the hell was she laying eggs 5-6 weeks ago is beyond me.
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    Me too. But I'm glad she's not struggling anymore.
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    To let you all know... Who took pity on me. She died about 10 minutes ago. I put her out in the sunshine where she liked to sunbathe. She went to sleep and just stopped breathing. Thankfully she decided to take the movie exit.
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    Figuring out what made my hen sick after I was gone for a month.

    She currently has no desire to walk anywhere. She gets tired and lays down frequently. Appears to be sleeping. Eyes closed. And general lack of awareness.
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