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My roo got bit by ants

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Songster

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    My roo scratched up an ant hill. He got bit on his feet an few times. What do I do? Just leave it?
     

  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    You can give him children's Benadryl if he starts to have a reaction to it (swelling or difficulty breathing). Between 1 and 2 ml/cc should do the trick (go with 2 for a more severe reaction). It will make him sleepy. Otherwise, you can soak him in warm water with epsom salt to relieve minor itching.


    Edited to say: Make sure all of the ants are off of him. They hide well in the feathers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Songster

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    Thanks if he starts itchin I'll give him the soak [​IMG]
     

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