NEED IMMEDIATE HELP PLEASE!!!!! Inject foot or breast with Pen G?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SeaChick, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I just bought Pen G to give our hen with bumblefoot. On line I read to inject 1/2 cc intramuscularly in breast or thigh. Gail Damerow's Chicken Health Handbook says to inject 1/2 cc directly into the swollen pad (if I read it correctly).

    Her pads are not very swollen.

    If I inject the feet, is it 1/2 cc each side or 1/4 cc each side totalling 1/2?

    Anyone with experience please help ASAP, we want to get her started on this tonight!

    Thank you!!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'll tell you, it's easier to do the thigh or the breast rather than the pad. The needle wont go in that well and the bird may actually feel it more, from the way they act, than in the breast or thigh. I've done both.
  3. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Don't have a clue........bumping you up..........sounds important.
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Thank you both-

    We took speckledhen's advice and injected her in the breast. She was heavily swaddled in towels, of course. Once mom (SeaChick) got it right she said it was easy. Then we changed the bandages on her foot and let her go. She seems none the worse wear! Thanks again!
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Good for you! Hope she gets much better soon. Bumblefoot is a pain, not only in the footpad, either! I have four with it now. My very heavy girls get it from time to time and Meg, poor girl, has it in both feet. I guess I could quit allowing them to freerange for awhile and they'd have a softer, safer environment in the coops and pens and maybe would get over it.
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Still, Cyn?! Dang!
    I put it directly into Slifer's foot...her eyes got wide, but she didn't bite or even Hoo at me...

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