Sedating a chicken for an emergency surgery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kris1990, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how can I sedate a chicken with benadryl?
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is for nothing major, try ice, a towel and 1/2 a baby Tylenol afterward. Is this for bumble foot?
     
  3. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Something chewed the fingers off one of her legs. We wanted to stitch them.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens aren't as pain sensitive as humans (towel over head, two people makes it easier). Just be sure to wrap in vet wrap and use an antibiotic to avoid gangrene. And have her get plenty of rest afterward)
     
  5. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We stitched it already. But seems like there is an infection started already. We are giving her antibiotic and put tripple antibiotic ointment. But we left it unwrapped. Seems like when we put her bandage it starts smelling bad.
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens usually do better if wounds are left open to drain and stay dry. Stitching a chicken up is almost a sure way to close up bad bacteria inside your poultry and that never ends well..
     
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  7. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should we do to treat the wound?
     
  8. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We cut all the stitching open and got to make some pics
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  9. kris1990

    kris1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We cleaned as much of the dead flash as possible and being putting the antibiotic ointment on. Does it look like the infection is going up?
     
  10. Then I Will

    Then I Will Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just happened across this post while looking for methods for sedating a chicken.
    Did this poor girl survive?
     

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