Beak problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JordanV23, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. JordanV23

    JordanV23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay so I have a couple of gamefowl and as you know the roosters are aggressive towards each other. I was gone for most of the day A while back and two of them dug a hole under the wall that separates them. It was just big enough for them to stick their heads under and get kicked, their heads were swollen and one had a broken beak but they both seemed to heal up pretty good but just recently I was checking up on one and I noticed that his beak is still a little swollen on the inside and on the bottom half of the beak it looks infected not anything to stop him from eating but I wanted to know if there is anything safe that I can apply to stop it from getting worse?
    Thankful for any help
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It may need to be cleaned out with peroxide which is very good to debride infected tissue. After a couple of days switch to normal saline. If antibiotics are needed, a vet could prescribe something potent, such as Baytril or enroflaxacin. Feed store antibiotics are limited to procaine penicillin G, Gallimycin (erythromycin,) or one of the tetracycline drugs.
     
  3. JordanV23

    JordanV23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you very much
     

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