(UPDATE)(New pics) My Buff Orp. Is Hurt (Graphic pic warning)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by annrich, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so my DH went out to tuck in the chickens and he found my baby hurt. She has a very deep flesh wound on the top of her head, and on the right side of her head. The left side is swollen but no wound just an abrassion.

    Ok so far I have cleaned it with saline solution, Neosporin, She has Electrolytes and aspirin in her water. Is there anything else I should be doing?????????????

    I am so sad for her... Why is it always the chicken that you love the most that gets hurt?????

    These are cellphone pictures sorry if they are not that good.

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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Sounds like your on the right track. I would add to that, which you already may be doing, keep her separate and quiet and watch closely for infection. She may need oral antibiotics if infection sets in. Flush it daily....

    Chickens are fairly resilient. Ill keep my fingers crossed her.
     
  3. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh shes in the house. I have her in a large dog crate. Were do I get antibiotics for a chicken?
     
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  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
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    Good luck Ann. My heart goes out to you. If it helps, I wasn't sure Phoebe was going to make it with her broken beak: she was really "out of it". But feeding her water/electrolytes from an eyedropper and soft food by hand seemed to help and she's fine now, beak healing. It certainly sounds like you are doing the best you can, which, ultimately, is all you can do. Good luck and hang in there.....
    Stacey
     
  5. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had this sort of injury on a chicken. We couldn't decide if it was from a rooster, or if she stuck her head through the fence and got caught.

    I thought for sure she would die because I could see her skull right through the wound. Ugh! I just cleaned it up and kept packing neosporin right in hole and it healed right up. When the feathers grew back in, you couldn't tell at all. Chickens are such funny birds, they heal quickly or not at all it seems.
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a button quail that had no skin over the entire top of his skull and I porixided it daily he lived for 6 months like this and mated with several females and produced young. He had a good quality of life untill a cat got him and ate him.

    Henry
     
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Feed stores carry PenG which is an injectable antibiotic, but a vet might carry antibiotics that you can put in her water or squirt into her beak.
     
  8. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes very quiet, She seems exhausted. I can't inspect my run to see if she got stuck in anything until daylight. This is going to make me nuts.
    If my roster did this I will kick his butt. We have told him over and over that even Hugh Heffner takes a day off.
     
  9. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:PenG is the name of the antibiotic or is it the brand name???? (I hope that makes sence)
     
  10. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! No kidding, right?

    Pen G is a brand of penicillin. Most feed stores will carry it, although it might be with the large animal stuff.
     

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