Injured peahen help please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicknmania, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sapphire our peahen injured her toe today when we were trying to catch her to transfer her to a bigger pen in the barn. We wanted to transfer them there so they would have a chance to interact with the chickens before we release them. The toe bled a lot and it looks like she caught the claw on something and pulled it; it doesn't look serious but it is painful and she either stands on one foot, walks gingerly, or lies down; she will not perch. We washed it with saline and applied neosporin this afternoon. i went out for evening feeding just now and she barely ate anything. What can i do, should we give her antibiotics in the water too and what is the dosage, and for how long? We have Duramycin and Oxytet 343. Also, it stresses her out to be handled, plus, she is in the new pen. i don't know if she can't perch or just doesn't want to perch on the new perch. Phoenix the peacock will not perch either but stays close to her. Please help soon as we will feel terrible if we did something stupid to this beautiiful bird. Also, should we treat the toe more than once a day, considering her considerable stress? She keeps putting her beak to the toe, too.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If she ripped off the nail it is painful, but she should heal up fine on her own. Keep an eye on her and make sure she starts eating again, and drinking. Perhaps entice her with dried catfood, dog food or wild bird seed, something they like as a treat. She shouldn't really need antibotics in her water, unless it is very bad. I had a turkey do that once and she moped around for awhile holding her foot up, but she recovered and still climbs on everything she shouldn't.
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you! We will give her special breakfast in the morning, and try to keep an eye on the foot from a distance.
     

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