Can I use peroxide?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lifetime chicken lover, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Lifetime chicken lover

    Lifetime chicken lover Songster

    Jun 26, 2009
    Rogers, MN
    My little hen, Zoe had a run-in with a fox last night, she has quite a few superficial wounds, but as far as I can see, nothing too deep. I kept her in the house last night and she survived the night of shock, but she smells kinda funny- like raw chicken. Can I clean her wounds with peroxide, which is the only thing I have in the house right now?
  2. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    Savannah, NY
    yes=== ive used it on feet and vents.. no problem
  3. perolane

    perolane Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    We've used peroxide forever at the clinic for INITIAL wound care...not daily, to flush out debris (or if necrotic tissue is present).
    Clean the wound well with soap & water...peroxide...apply a triple antibiotic ointment like neosporin.
    You may need to soap/water clean daily & re-apply the ointment.
    If you can't seperate the hen from the may need to apply blu-kote to prevent pecking.

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