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Hello from Liberty, KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pjhuber, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. pjhuber

    pjhuber Hatching

    Sep 11, 2016
    I am new to this site, we just had a ducks vs dog situation and unfortunately the dog killed one and bit up the other one. I have a Pekin female that has a strong desire to live, we thought that the dog only got her by her neck and head on Friday but today discovered, by the smell of death, that she had other wounds in her back side and under her leg. I rinsed the wound to discover that she was covered in maggots, yuk, washed her with hibicleans, which the maggots did not like st all, and hydrogen peroxide. I have also treated her previous wounds with Vetricin, which works wonders on all animals including humans. What else can I do?

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Sounds like you've already done most of the necessary care, now just continue applying antibiotic ointment and Vetricyn and keep her somewhere warm, quiet, and away from flies until she is healed. Most skin wounds heal remarkably well in poultry.
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, pjhuber, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Hope all is okay with your ducks!
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    X's 2 on what QueenMisha said. She just may make it through this! Sounds like you did well cleaning it all up.
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  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard chickens pjhuber !! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions! My only advice is just MAKE SURE YOU FIND ALL THE WOUNDS!!! I had an injured duck and I did not look through the wounds well enough, and he got infested with maggots. My mom flipped out and just killed him because she did not think I could solve it. I was soooo devastated and even today I feel like I could have saved him.
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Keep up with what you are doing, and keep her away from flies, or she will get more maggots. Actually maggots can migrate through the body to other" living tissue" - they can cause much more damage than the original lesions.
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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