Wounded Chicken With Maggots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by countrygardens, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. countrygardens

    countrygardens New Egg

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    In another thread on this topic Baytril is recommended for a wounded chicken with maggots.
    Where do you buy Baytril for chickens and how is it administered?
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have any photos?
    Can you reference the thread you were looking at?
    Have you been able to get all the maggots out?

    If not they need to go. Flush/bathe the wound with epsom salts, salt water, betadine or warm soapy water. Look for the maggots, you may need to use tweezers or whatever you can find to get the maggots out. Remove any pus and gently scrub the wound to debride it. Repeat the bath a couple of times a day until all the maggots are gone. Dry the wound between bathing and apply antibiotic ointment - vetericyn, neosporin, bacitracin, etc.). Make sure she is eating and drinking fluids. Extra protein is helpful so give her some egg, tuna or mackerel in addition to her feed.

    I think you have to order Baytril or enrofloxacin online, but shouldn't be used in birds used for meat. If there is a need for antibiotics and it is immediate, you may want to try finding some Penicillin at your local feed store.

    Here's more info on flystrike:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/07/flystrike-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
     

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