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Injured Bird. Maggots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by meganpearson, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. meganpearson

    meganpearson Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Ya'll:)
    Having a bit of a dilemma...could use some advice. On the way to work this morning I came up on a polish rooster in the middle of a busy highway. (Only me, I mean really!) I stopped and picked him up. On inspection, he is very lethargic, possible broken wings, COVERED in tiny maggots. I have sprayed him with peroxide, but they just keep emerging...it would be impossible to pick them all off as they are so tiny. Normally, I would go ahead and put him down, but when I put water in front of him, he drinks it, which shows me a will to live...so I'm torn here. I'm administering an antibiotic and a vitamin in the water, any advice on how to get rid of all these maggots?
    Thanks!
     
  2. litmisredneck

    litmisredneck Out Of The Brooder

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    More than likely your gonna have to pick them out yourself. I would maybe place him in a warm water bath and see if any more of them will come out. Antibiotic is a must and see if you can figure out where they are coming from. Good luck with him.
     
  3. darinhill

    darinhill Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, Just on a science level maggots only eat dead flesh. They have been used for centuries to clean wounds because they will not eat the living tissue. While there is a huge gross factor, they might be the thing that is keeping that poor rooster alive.

    Just something to think about,

    Darin
     
  4. meganpearson

    meganpearson Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to update. Ended up culling the poor little bird. He went down hill pretty fast...thanks for the response.
    I don't post much here but I've learned his is THE site to go to if I have questions:)
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012

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