Please Help these Chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AbbyTravers, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple days ago I rescued some chickens because they we poorly treated. We sprayed them with lice and mite, poultry protecter, and were still scared to put them with our good hens. And I don't know if they have a disease or not because I know they were kept in the pen with deceased chickens. We tried to give them baths but we discovered that one had a giant cut on her back, one had a cist on her neck, and all of them you could see there actual bones. I put some electrolytes in there water. And gave them lots of feed and fresh bedding. To make them feel comfortable. And luckly a lot of them are getting better.But is there anything I can do to help the other chickens with the cuts? Do I just clean it or disinfect or just let it heal by its self?

    Thank you
    Please Reply!!
     
  2. Annasg

    Annasg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know very little about this but I have one who has lesions too and I spoke with a farmer Sunday who told me that vinegar water is the best for the lesions and mites. He said to mix vinegar and water just strong enough that will make them not pick at the lesions. I mixed it almost half and half. I separated my hen from the rest of the flock so she can heal. He said that they dont like the taste of vinegar and if you spray them a cpl times a day for a few days, they will begin to heal and they will stop picking at the injuries. He said if they have other birds picking at the injuries, it will stop them too. He also said that the vinegar water will get rid of mites and red mites. I dont know if this works or not but I have started my assent to recovering my birds health IF this helps at all. He said to keep them isolated for at LEAST a cpl wks to see if it is going to work for what is going on with the birds. If I were you and I am not, but I would keep the birds isolated until I noticed significant improvement and they were as healthy as the rest of the flock I was going to join them with.
     
  3. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much for the advice. We did bathe a couple but not all 20 because we got so scared. And we did use the vinger and water. But i will probably separate her and some others from the pack. Do you think i should bathe all of them or should i just wait til they are stronger?
    Thanks
     
  4. WellblessedMama

    WellblessedMama New Egg

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    I have used Vetericyn spray purchased at the feed store on my chickens' wounds with great luck (and on my dogs, too). It's spendy but worth every penny.
     
  5. AbbyTravers

    AbbyTravers Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you very much i will try that.
     

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