HELP! Broken Lower Jaw?!?!


Feb 23, 2019
SE Wisconsin
Why is there so much caution around Lidocaine and chickens? I work with people so I believe what I read on this site. I brought home some Cyrodose spray( anesthetic) to spray on my hen's bumblefoot before I took a scalpel to it, but was afraid to use it because of what I read. Now I feel bad I that I didn't provide pain relief before I started digging in her foot.


Jun 4, 2018
Firstly, I want to thank you all for all of the information you shared with us. We so value your wisdom and efforts.

We took Ruby to an avian vet we found after a lot of research. He assessed the damage and said where her jaw was, it would require six weeks of intense rehab that would never leave her with a life free from pain and suffering.

We didn’t want that for our beloved Ruby and felt it woukd be selfish to try to hold on to her without any quality of life.

As we sat there and crued over our besutiful girl, we asked him to put her down and let her join the nine others we’ve lost from our flock. (We have over 200 pastured chickens here on our organic, micro-farm.

Thank you all for your help. We will certainly miss our beautiful Ruby.

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