Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by countrygirl4513, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    My other post Day of Death... please read and help if you can.
    How do I treat puncture wounds? I don't know how to help them. Do I leave it and let it heal from the inside out, what do I do?
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    Someone please give me some advice.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    countrygirl.....clena the wound with water...then apply some neosporin....this should help with the healing and fight bacteria. I sure hope they are all ok...let us know!
  4. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Songster

    May 10, 2007
    Dallas, Georgia
    Yeah clean all the wounds with water and make sure there is no dirt/feathers stuck in them. Then you can put neosporine on them. Sorry for your loss...
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Try calling a vet, those avian (spelling?) vets. They should at least give you some advise. That's all I can think of, sorry.
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    For puncture wounds, I would not only clean and treat with Neosporin topically, which is an excellent idea, I would start oral antibiotics. Birds can go septic from the bacteria in mammals mouths, especially with a puncture wound.

    Can you keep the wounded that need treatment separate from the rest of your flock, for treatment and to make sure their wounds don't get picked at by the other birds?

    I would lock your chickens up in their coop at night and ask for suggestions in the building section on making your run more secure, since dog attacks can happen during the day, just as easily as at night.

    Don't give up hope on all of the missing. Some may still come back. I'm really sorry this happened and I hope your wounded birds recover. [​IMG]
  7. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    You can put honey on the wounds--RAW, unfiltered honey. Cover with gauze and use vet wrap to secure the dressing in place.

    Baytril is a good broad-spectrum antibiotic for chickens. One of my roosters just finished a 2-week course of 22.5 mg tablets taken 2x/day. That dosage was based on his weight (10 lbs). It cost $29 for 28 pills, in case you're wondering.

    What a shame your sister's dog got your chickens. I'm really sorry.
  8. chrissieg

    chrissieg Songster

    I've had chickens bitten by foxes and they've all recovered, I just kept them quiet and made sure they were eating/drinking OK. The honey seems a good idea - my friend keeps bees in my garden and we use it for all sorts of things!!

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