Taking a Chicken's Body Temperature

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marthamae21, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Marthamae21

    Marthamae21 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone explain how to tell if a chicken's body temperature is elevated? My Houdini has a bad gash which I'm treating and I'm trying to prevent infection. I've cleaned the wound, rinsed with saline and used Wound-Kote on it (works like Blu-Kote). She's isolated in a warm, dark area.

    For mammals, body temp is obvious (rectum) but what about chickens, and is it as important as other criteria? Thanks in advance. MEB
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm sorry I can't help you, but ask in Emergency/Diseases. There are some very knowledgeable members here that hang out in that section. Good luck!
     
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  4. Marthamae21

    Marthamae21 Out Of The Brooder

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    K - it's done - thanks all! meb
     
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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I hope things get better. :thumbsup
     
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    thanks for the kind welcome. Happy to say my hens are well. 3 of 4 laying everyday[​IMG]
     
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