Help!!!Need info quick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    One of my White Leghorns got her tail feathers plucked out during the night and I was wondering what I can use to help the healing process. I have things at home but not sure that I can use them on the chicks. It's not that bad but all the feathers are gone. Any advice will be appreciated and thanks.
     
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    BluKote/WoundKote would be okay because it's an antibiotic and the purple covers up the bare skin.
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    I used betadine and vasaline to help 2 of mine...good luck.
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    You may want to spray blu-kote on it so that they other don't start pecking it. They will be canibals once there is an open wound.
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    O.K. as soon as I found her this morning I immediately put her away from all the others. I had read about 10 minutes ago to use 1 part Betadine to 9 parts water and to use topical Neosporine. So I did this and I took her in the box into the kitchen. They are only 2 weeks old so I hope it doesn't take long for the feathers to grow back.

    Should I fix her some warm oatmeal to help with nutrients?
     
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    cook the oatmeal in water (not milk) and add JUST enough to the normal feed to make it all clump together ... you can also offer, free choice , a plain non-flavored live cultured yogurt.
     
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    O.K. I mixed it with the food but she doesn't seem to like it. Maybe she just needs a few minutes to get used to it.

    The spot on her hiney is not as red as it was so I think the Beta ans the neo is working.
     

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