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Pullet injured - Is there anything more I cando for her?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Laurelm, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Laurelm

    Laurelm Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    San Diego County
    I came home to find one of my 9 week old pullets stuck between a cage and a piece of plywood. I don't know how long she'd been there but she's pretty beat up. Mostly she is really scrapped up - no deep visible wounds although I am sure the bruising is deep. And ants were all over her.

    I didn't put blue kote on her because it is mostly bruising plus she didn't need to deal with anymore pain today.

    I brought her in washed her with cool water and betadine scrub (didn’t actually scrub). I gave her some terriamincin (spelled wrong) and some vitamins and electrolytes. I wrapped her in a soft towel and put her in a box in the house with food and water.

    It was probably about 100 degrees today and I am thinking the shock and stress she dealt with was as bad as the bruising.

    I hope she makes it - I feel so bad.

    Is there anything else I can do for her?

  2. Renee

    Renee Songster

    May 7, 2008
    I think you have done what you can. I hope she recovers.

    You don't need the Terramycin if she does not have an infection. I suppose since you started it, you should give her the full ten day treatment though, to avoid creating any super-bacteria resistant to Terramycin.

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