something attacked my hen.,Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Littlecimarron18, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some critter ripped out all the tailfeathers and it cut my chickens vent. what should i do? there was alot of blood.. umm. i put blue kote on it. shes in a dark place in my room for now, what else can i do for her?
     
  2. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    how bad is the cut?

    can you post a picture?

    for now..
    separate the hen to a warm safe place.
    using a squirt bottle, wash the vent with diluted betadine.
    apply antibiotic ointment (preferably polysporin)

    give electrolytes to help treat shock and stress...available at most farm/livestock stores...
    brand name..durvet if you can get it.
    also give poultry vitamins.

    until you are able to get the electrolytes and vitamins,
    give a little diluted pedialyte or gatorade.

    give extra protein, such as cooked chopped egg mixed with layer feed.

    do you have any antibiotics?
     
  3. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she seems to be feeling better, shes trying to fly out of the box i had her in.
    I put someneosporin on the cut. i can take a pic later on when my cousin can hold her. My major concern has turned to her poo. its mostly white diarrehea.
     

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