hen pecked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jade0206, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick that is about 3 months that was pecked in the back down to the bare skin I have her in the house putting stuff on it. I have a question I have tetracycline cream can I use that. I got it for one of my chickens eye was not sure if I can use that on it. Any help would be great and also can I give aspirin to him.thanks
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure about that cream. If it doesn't have any "caine" in the ingredients list you should be alright. Keep that wound clean for sure. The best thing you can use is Vetericyn Spray...it's a wonder on wounds!

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  3. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I try and get that tomorrow. For now I cleaned out with hydrogen peroxide and putting triple antibiotic ointment. He is eating and drinking. Should I give any special diet?.if I get the vetericyn do I still put the ointment on?
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    If your ointment is Terramycin (oxytetracycline) it would probably be okay, but plain old Neosproin or Triple Antibiotic ointment would work fine used twice a day. I would save the Terramycin, since it is for the eyes and a bit pricey. I would initially cleanse the wound with betadine or hibiclens and water, then dry it. The Vetericyn would also be acceptable, but pricey also. I would try to get the chick back outside with it's mates possibly by placing it in a cage with food and water in the coop, so that it doesn't have to be reintegrated later. Was it pecked by older chickens?
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't...when you get the Vetericyn spray clean the wound again, gently pat dry and spray with the Vetericyn...it's a miracle worker...
     
  6. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it was pecked by older hens. I have done this before with no problems this is the first time this happen. Thanks for all the help
     
  7. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be freeing up a coop,so I will put the three in that coop and the one I have in the house back with his friends.but I will put him in a cage to see them again before I set him free with them. One more question it is getting cold out. Since he is in a warm house will he adjust ok going back outside in the coop.
     
  8. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Since you've only had him in the house for a short time it should be alright. I wouldn't put him out there late in the day...pick a warmer time of day to do that. And yes! It is getting colder, but chickens don't need heat...they need dry and good ventilation.
     
  9. jade0206

    jade0206 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again for all the help, I got the verteicyn today. He will probably be inside till next Friday till my coop is ready.
     
  10. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! Give us an update when you can!
     

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