My chicken got stung by a bee, what should I do???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Taluhla106, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Taluhla106

    Taluhla106 Out Of The Brooder

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    A little while ago I was out with my chickens, and then a bee flew in. I then noiticed that the bee landed on one of my chickens and she clucked in pain. The bee flew away so I checked where that bee was on her and noticed a little red lump/spot under her feathers. I don't know how to help her or if she could get sick. Please help!!!
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If it was just one bee sting, she should be okay as long as she's not allergic to the venom. Check the site and make sure the stinger is out, the only real danger is anaphylactic shock. If you're worried just give her a 1/4 benadryl pill and put some neosporin on the wound site so it doesn't become infected.
     
  3. Taluhla106

    Taluhla106 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help, but how would I know if she's allergic to bees???
     
  4. Amykins

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    If she were she'd probably be dead by now. :p Same as people, you'd have massive swelling, inability to breathe, etc. How's she doing now?
     
  5. Taluhla106

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    She's doing good it doesn't look like she's in any pain
     

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