Anyone want a Black Australorp hen, well, maybe not...

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Freebie, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    the only thing is, you can not eat her eggs, or her. She was attacked by a dog on Saturday, and today, I found maggots. So, I cleaned her all up and put some powerful antibiotic ointment on her. The vet that live up the road came over and let me use it. She first asked if I was going to eat her, and I said no. She just called and said that we could not eat the eggs from her either. Not just for a while, but ever. So now if she survives the wound, which I am pretty sure she is going to, I need a home for her. I don't how to tell her eggs apart. I have 2 other Black Australorps. So, if anyone has chickens, but does not eat the eggs or can tell them apart, let me know and we will see if we can work somthing out.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Thats wierd......what meds were used that you can NEVER eat her eggs again!??? I would check into that, before you get rid of her. I have never heard of that before.
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I can't see any antibiotic living in her system forever. I would double check that as well.

    I would be worried whoever I gave her to the info would get twisted and somewhere along the lines somebody would eat the "tainted eggs". Therefore I would put her down instead.

    But again I am very doubtful forever is the case. Can you find out the name of the antibiotic ?

    Good luck !!!

  4. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Nitrofurazone. I went and looked around the internet a little. Did not really understant alot.
    The lable on the bottle says "Federal law prohibits the use of this product in food producing animals" She may be just being cautious. I am not using it on her anymore, just the one time last night. The bird is eating and drinking very well. But I have moved her to the garage. Where there aren't near as many flies as there are in the barn. My husband thinks we should just put her down.

    Edited to add. Thanks for the replies, and it will be awhile before she heals. Now that you mention something getting lost in the translation.... My husband did take the message from her husband. And all the while I was cleaning her up, my dear husband was holding on to the chicken saying"are you sure you just don't want to put her down?" So things very well could be mis understood. I will talk to her sometime this week, when I return the meds to her.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2007
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Forever is a new one on me too...I'd double check that statement from the vet...
  6. wclawrence

    wclawrence Songster

    Hey, just so you know, for next time, and anyone else reading this...

    If you have some Penicillin, and your hen gets maggots in the wound; give her a shot of Penicillin and LEAVE THE MAGGOTS ALONE. I know what I am talking about, I have done that ALOT of times in the past. They are natures way of cleaning out the dead tissue... they will not eat living tissue.
    The penicillin will keep the infection from spreading, and the maggots will clean it up right nicely.

    Sounds gross, but it works like a charm.
  7. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    wclawrence is correct about the maggots.

    I saw something on tv a while back -- some hospital
    was looking at the possibility of using maggots on patients with deep wounds; they said they would eat all the "bad" tissue, which would help wounds heal quicker.


    Have you ever seen maggots on anything that was not

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