Did useing Hydrogen Peroxide Kill my Chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenzoo, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I had a SL Polish standard hen up until an hour ago. She developed Bumble foot on both feet as well as anotherof my SL hens . They were kept on wire. I felt bad for her and started to clean out the bumble foot and flush it with HP, to clean out infection. Her one leg had been warm to the touch. I finished and went to the house to get some vet wrap & neosporin but when I came back she was dead, and I could not revive her. I'm here crying my eyes out wondering why this happened and she was of course my best hen. I don't know what I did wrong.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    It sounds like to me that she had a systemic infection that spread from the leg. The HP did not kill her. [​IMG] I am so sorry.
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It just happened so quickly?
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Any other ideas what went wrong?
  5. GloriaH

    GloriaH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Watertown, Tennessee
    Were you holding her upside down when you were cleaning her feet?
  6. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    i am so sorry for your loss, i seriously doubt the HP killed the poor girl. I really think she was already close when you started teh first aid, sounds like the timing was just unlucky. SO sorry [​IMG]
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Is it possible that when you opened the wounds to clean her feet it caused the infection to spread through her system more rapidly? This is just a guess, but it sounds possible. With her leg hot to the touch it sounds like the infection was already quite bad. [​IMG] When I had to treat a hen with bumblefoot I gave her penicillin injections prior to any cleaning. I am really sorry that happened and I know you are heartbroken. [​IMG]
  8. favoritekitty

    favoritekitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2009
    Im so sorry, chickenzoo *hugs*
  9. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    sorry to hear - and no i dont think using the HP or anything you did killed her. sometimes its just the way of things.
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Thank you guys. I just feel so horrible. It sprang up all of a sudden. I just feel like a bad mommy. I had her laying on her side with her feet towards me, no downward angle. Perhaps it was painful enough to give her a heart attack? Or the infection started to spread more rapidly like suggested. I don't know why it was only these two hens that developed it. All others feet are fine. Oh well, life goes on right...I am just afraid to treat the other one now. I have penicillian and also baytril. [​IMG]

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