Help! Chickens attacked my 12 wk old guinea...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LivingFate, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. LivingFate

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    I moved my baby guinea that I've had in my basement this whole time yesterday- he's about 12 wks old. Checked on him today was fine, I must not have closed to door well that divided him to the rest of the chicken flock because I just went in to check on him and the chickens were out in the run he was in the coop divider open and they pecked him bloody- I don't have the stomach for this so- so far from what I can see without really inspecting him his whole neck that leads to his back is plucked to the tendon I am assuming? Maybe bone? No feathers, no flesh just two white strips ontop whether it be bone or tendons.

    He is still alive, I brought him back indoors and put him under the heat lamp with some food and water. The cameras in the babies room where he's sleeping right now so I can't take any pics.

    Help!!! I feel so sick. Is there anything I can do????
     
  2. jforsness

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  3. LivingFate

    LivingFate In the Brooder

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    Is it ok to peroxide where the meats gone? Wont that REALLY hurt?
     
  4. katrinag

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    NO PEROXIDE. Iodine or Betiodine. You can also was him/her with baby soap.
     
  5. LivingFate

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    What are the odds of him pulling through?
     
  6. katrinag

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    Can you post a pic? If you offer supportive care the is a good chance.
     
  7. LivingFate

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    Ok I had to work so didn't have time to go to a farm store, the guinea is still alive, thak god. What I do have is neosporin w/pain relever-sp, peroxide, and iodine tincture at home.

    The iodine tincture is 2% -has iodine 2%, alcohol 47% by volume, deionized water, sodium iodine 2.4%- Can I use this? Do I dulute it? Do I just pour some on or try to find a spray bottle?
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Not sure is you can use it as or not. I usually poor or dab it on. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
     
  9. Barn Maid Ann

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    Quote:Ack1 NO pain relievers in the neosporin. Lydocaine (sp?) and anything with a 'caine' is toxic to birds. At least this is what I have read. Use only plain antibiotic ointment.
    Poor baby, I hope he can survive. There was a case of a chick with its head pecked to the skull bone a week or so ago. Last I heard, it was thriving with some TLC from the owner.
     

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