Injured Bird. Maggots

meganpearson

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
14
1
26
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!
 

litmisredneck

In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 4, 2012
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4
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Pierson Fl
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.
 

darinhill

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 12, 2012
13
0
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Gainesville FL
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
 

meganpearson

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
14
1
26
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:)
 
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