Treating vulture head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Opa, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Yesterday morning to my horror I discovered that my bantam flock decided to attack this gold seabright. She had been with them for 2 days and it appeared that she was excepted, unfortunately that wasn't the case.

    When I found her she was lying in one corner of the run, extremely lethargic, blood weeping heavily from her head. I immediately removed her, covered the injuried area with a thick layer of antibiotic ointment and got a few drops of Poultry Drench in her beak. More was added to water I placed in her cage. A couple of hours later I got a few more drops of the electrolyte in her.

    Late yesterday afternoon she was not longer listless and cheeping quite loudly. I placed chick crumble in the cage and she immediately started eating. I just checked her this morning and except for looking like a vulture she appears fine.

    I'm convinced that getting the electrolytes in her is what saved her. I would recommend that everyone keep some available for just these types of emergencies.

  2. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    aww poor girl .. if i was closer i would take her ..she looks soo sad good luck / her
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Actually, Opa...she doesn't look near as bad as I was expecting. Is she the one you got at chickenstock? Such a lovely lady...poor girl. It's tough being the new kid on the block. Sure wish I had a nice buddy I could donate to you for her. [​IMG]
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have seen chickens recover from a lot worse. It is amazing how tough they are. Glad yours is doing alright now.
  5. deenamr

    deenamr Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    Central Oregon
    I am so sad for her. I hope she improves quickly. Good job with the electrolytes.
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Poor darling looks like she has a serious headache. I'm sure she will do just great because you are taking such good care of her.
  7. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Oh no! I just saw this Opa. Poor thing looks so sad in that picture. I hope she has a speedy recovery, and it doesn't look nearly as bad as I imagined.

  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    She is actually doing pretty good. Before I cleaned her up and applied the ointment she looked really bad. Plus she was just barely moving. I think had I not discovered her when I did she probably wouldn't have made it. Electrolytes made the difference.
  9. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    ...Electrolytes made the difference.

  10. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    I am glad she is doing better. The poor girl needs a wig or better yet, ask Granny to make a bonnet for her.

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