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How to Take a Chicken's Body Temperature

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Marthamae21, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Marthamae21

    Marthamae21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone explain how to tell if a chicken's body temperature is elevated? My Houdini has a bad gash which I'm treating and I'm trying to prevent infection. I've cleaned the wound, rinsed with saline and used Wound-Kote on it (works like Blu-Kote). She's isolated in a warm, dark area.

    For mammals, body temp is obvious (rectum) but what about chickens, and is it as important as other criteria? Thanks in advance. MEB
     
  2. Marthamae21

    Marthamae21 Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
     
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know, but would assume your correct about how to take it. A chicken's normal temp is 107° F. if that helps you any.
     
  4. susanp970

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