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Quick ?! Peroxide okay to use on chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gritsar, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Just what the title says. Is hydrogen peroxide safe to use on chickens?
     
  2. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sure its safe, but just like any other anti stuff, it will kill off all the good bacteria as well.
     
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick clean up of superficial wounds- yes. Repeated use no, pouring into body cavities no, eyes or mouth not IMO.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I think so yes..
    I've heard of others using it on here.

    What happend?
     
  5. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used it but only for initial wound cleansing and not over an extended period of time. Over time it can lead to the removal of healthly tissue as well as dead, so I avoid extended usage. Hope this helps.
     
  6. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have read that it can be used very sparingly, for instance, only for primary cleaning. What are you using for? For a wound, I usually flush with a diluted dove or ivory soap mixture in water with syringe, or chlorohexedrine dilute, or saline solution. Hydrogen peroxide can damage the skin tissue in a chicken I have read.
     
  7. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would secodn the saline flush. Much healthier.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her. The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed. Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked. Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.
     
  9. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her. The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed. Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked. Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.

    Ok, if it's healing and new skin is covering it I would NOT use peroxide. To clean out new wounds its fine, but once healing starts it can damage the new skin. I would just use good old fashion ivory soad and water.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My pullet that had a deep cut in her side from the roo trying to mate her. The wound is healing fine, new skin covering it, but she has a bunch of caked blood on her side/wing that I want to get removed. Tried bathing her, but this stuff is badly caked. Was just wanting to flush it out a bit with the peroxide.

    Ok, if it's healing and new skin is covering it I would NOT use peroxide. To clean out new wounds its fine, but once healing starts it can damage the new skin. I would just use good old fashion ivory soad and water.

    Okay, but I wasn't going to use peroxide on her body - where the wound is - but rather on the wing, which has a ton of caked blood. If I pull the wing out a bit, I can flush it with peroxide without ever getting any on the wound.
     

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