Chicken ate rat poison, bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sgzik993, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Sgzik993

    Sgzik993 Out Of The Brooder

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    My rhode island red ate rat poison, she is bleeding a lot. I have vitamin K1 but I need to know what dosage to give her. They are tablets. Please help
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Welcome to BYC. Can you call a vet's office for info? I can't find much info except one that says to medicate for 30 days. There is a K-sol solution for water that you can google for directions. It may give mg per day dosage.
     
  3. Sgzik993

    Sgzik993 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your response, unfortunately, I had to put her down as blood was beginng to fill her lungs.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Sorry for your loss. When I had a rat problem, I bought some locking rat poison boxes, putting them outside the coop and run. Just One Bite is the brand that I used, since it is supposed to be safe in case another animal eats the dead rat. I keep replacing bait as needed, but it has completely taken care of my problem, and I have never lost a chicken due to poison. My coop in in an old barn that had some tunnels underneath it, so my problem was pretty serious.
     
  5. cutechick53

    cutechick53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw man I feel so bad for you! What a terrible thing to have happen. [​IMG]
     

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