Help. My chickens are hurt :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by julim1, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. julim1

    julim1 New Egg

    Oct 15, 2012
    Something found a literal loop hole in the coop security last night and did a number on our chickens. We lost one, but the remaining 4 appeared to have fought valiantly and survived.

    One chicken with no visible injuries, just shaken.

    One with torn away feathers on one side under her wing.

    One with a broken wing.

    One is seemingly unharmed, but her breathing is labored and shallow. She is very listless and foaming at the beak.

    I triaged the visible injuries as best I could - flushing with hydrogen peroxide, coating with neosporin, isolating them in dog crates in the garage.

    I bound up the broken wing so it did not drag the ground.

    I have given them food and water.

    What else can I do? I am very concerned about the foamy and belabored breathing chicken. They have all made it 24 hours at this point. I will continue to clean the visible wounds - all advice welcome.

    Many thanks,
  2. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2011
    Kalama, Washington
    Sounds like your doing a good job. Although I have read your not supposed to use peroxide on them. It kills the good/healthy cells too. Make sure the Neosporin doesn't have any pain reliever in it because chickens are allergic to it. Anything with Cain is not good. Maybe add some vitamins and electrolytes to their water and increase their protein intake to help with healing. Scrambled eggs are a favorite to most.

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