HELP!! Found injuryed dove by chicken run!!! UPDATE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hsm5grls, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to let the chickens out into the run this morning and found a dove that the cats had gotten a hold of. It seems to only have a few bite marks in the wing and holds it out. It can fly a little and kinda flys side ways. Can I help it. It isn't bleeding that I can see but dose have some bite marks on its upper wing area.
     
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  2. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put it a brooder with some water and food it has some feathers missing and a small puncture on its upper hind end. Please I need advice
     
  3. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby found an injured bird too...I'm not sure of the name but he calls them rain birds.... Anyways he brought it home to be to doctor it. [​IMG] I set it up in a cage with a heat lamp...rinsed the wound with some saline solution and slathered the wounds with neosporin to prevent infection and what not. Within about 3 days the bird was better and left the first chance he had. We don't really have any wildlife rehabilitator around my area so I did what I could. If you have someeone like that around you maybe they can take the bird? Or do what I did. [​IMG]
     
  4. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I will rinse the wound. We probably have a bird rehab around but doves around here are like pigeons or sea gulls seen as more of a nuisance and most people just don't care about them.
     
  5. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Believe me I really do understand. Dove hunting season just closed here so I know how it is. It's nice of you to take the time though. [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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  7. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called the rehab place and they said I need to give it an antibiotic. What kind do I give? They were not to enthusiastic about helping it though. I am prob. fighting a looseing battle here but as long as it is alive I have to do all I can.
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I would think Tylan would be an all around good antibiotic.
    Thanks for saving it.
     
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you spotted crow I will look for the tylan. If I put the water to it it will drink but won't eat.
     
  10. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't invest too much in the bird. A couple of years ago, my wife came into the house yelling about there being a bird in the back yard. No big deal, the back yard is full of birds.

    But no, this was a parakeet! So I went out there, and yes there was a parakeet sitting on the clothes line. I took a stick and poked at it, thinking if it flew away, my wife would leave me alone about it.

    But no, the darn thing lit on the stick. So I had to carry it and the stick into to the house. My wife was estatic. Off she went to Pet Smart. She came back with a $40 cage, cuttle bone, gravel and enough feed to last the rest of our lives. She spent about $70 on this bird.

    Next morning, the darn thing was dead!

    Rufus
     

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