Need advice - found a hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LonelyAngel22, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. LonelyAngel22

    LonelyAngel22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, I've got a silkie hen that was brought into my work today (wildlife rescue) and apparently she was found in a riverbed with leeches attached to her leg and in her nostril :(

    No leeches now but she's very dirty and underweight. What do I need to do? I've got the medicated powder for mites and lice, but will that be enough or do I need to do something more?

    Any advice appreciated!

    (Obviously she's in quarantine away from the rest of my girls.)
     
  2. Niks11

    Niks11 New Egg

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    I have had luck with chick saver. They have the little electrolyte and probiotic packs you mix with water at the feed store. Save a chick is what they are called. Ive used it on a sick chicken before. Also I heard that dog food has alot of iron and can give them some much needed energy/iron..
     
  3. LonelyAngel22

    LonelyAngel22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that.

    Does anyone know if the medicated powder for mites/lice will be enough or do I need something else to treat her as a precaution?
     

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