Tongue injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klh1209, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. klh1209

    klh1209 New Egg

    Feb 12, 2016
    Medina OH
    Any help is appreciated. 8 week old chick got ahold of some string from a feed bag. Injury happened sometime between last night and this morning, came out to coop and she was hiding-noted string around tongue. I was able to remove string but her tongue is pretty dead with an odd smell. Middle to tip of tongue is ready to fall off. I flushed out her mouth with dilute chlorhexadine solution and was able to syringe feed a critical care mix and water. My concern is obviously for infection - should I pick up antibiotics or wait it out? She's been brought inside and her attitude is bright and alert. Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
  2. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2010
    Wow, never heard of that one! Sounds like you are off to a good start! Keep us posted.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Oh, that is sad, but it seems to happen fairly often. Go to the to of the page and type "string around tongue" in the search box, and you can read several other threads about this. Let us know how she gets along.

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