Treating vulture head

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

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    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.

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  2. andrea98

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    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

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

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    I am so sad for her. I hope she improves quickly. Good job with the electrolytes.
     
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Songster

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    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.

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  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    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

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    ...Electrolytes made the difference.

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  10. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

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    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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