Please help, my hen pecked at gentian violet, is this toxic?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brienna, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Brienna

    Brienna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2014
    Quebec, Canada
    I was trying to apply gentian violet on my hen's neck with a cotton swab but she pecked at the swab with a bit of gentian violet on it. I don't think she ingested much, the tip of her beak is blue and I think I saw that her tongue was a bit blue too. Could this be dangerous?? what should I do??
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    We used to use it inside babies' mouths many years ago to treat for thrush or candida infection, a fungal infection. It's not used now since antifungals such as Nystatin have been in use. So I wouldn't worry.

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