Emergency-scared and don't know what to do

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennfox, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. jennfox

    jennfox Chirping

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    I have had my chickens since March 5th they have been raised together, they seemed to be getting along just fine. Except the other day my Roo pecked at the back of the neck of one of my other hens. I thought maybe he was being stingy because I was giving them treats but then I came home to this. I have no idea what to do and I don't want to lose her. I have her separated right now but then I am lost. I have also posted a picture of their space and I only have 6 chickens
     

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I think you need to remove that rooster. Permanently.

    In the meantime, coat her wound with BluKote or Vetrycin and provide her with water that has electrolytes mixed in.
     
  3. jennfox

    jennfox Chirping

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    Where do I get those and what water should I use?
     
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    Unicornlife3316 Songster

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    Keep her separated, wash the wound with saline or a saline solution and apply neosporin (without pain reliever) — keep the area clean and moisturized with neosporin or veteracyn — anything with an antibiotic in it to keep it from getting infected.

    Offer her a mix of feed and water as a mash, just make sure she’s getting plenty of food and fluids. A B vitamin couldn’t hurt either.
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Any feed supply store like Tractor Supply Company or Farm and Fleet.
     
  6. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

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    Get rid of that rooster right away!
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Neosporin with pain reliever can actually be used, it's been proven to not have adverse effects.
     
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    jennfox Chirping

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    Where would get saline fluid, I have neosporin and would i use just an over the counter B vitamin
     
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    Really? I thought the pain reliever could be toxic to them? I’ve never had to use neosporin because I always keep the veteracyn and Theracyn on hand, thanks for the info!

    You can get both from your pharmacy, any saline solution and a human complex B vitamin will do.
     
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  10. jennfox

    jennfox Chirping

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    How would I even do that, I can't just let him go to fend for himself and I want him taken care of
     
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