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My Silver Laced Wyandotte rooster is just hanging on. I think he may have lost an eye. I didn't realize that the gate had come undone and the new rooster was out with his hens and they got into it again. I have him in a box here, and I have given him honey, probios, and water with a dropper. I also have given him colloidial silver and I covered his head with honey. Is there anything else I can do for this guy? I have some terramyacin, and B complex that could be injected, but I was a bit afraid of overloading him. He seems cognizant, but his poor head is really swollen up.
I do realize that this is a chicken...but he's my chicken, and he doesn't crow until 6am, so I would like to keep him around. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks very much.
Ps. Mary, if you read this don't be upset...it was my fault!
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 14, 2001
Hang in there, Doreen, roosters are pretty resiliant. Just keep him quiet as you are doing. You might try som Neosporin on his head, it has some analgesic in it. I use it often when my animals get hurt.
-- Duffy (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 10, 2001.
My young rooster got attacked by an animal, didn't see what. He has a big chunk of skin torn off his chest, just under the wing. We brought him inside and have been putting healing salves on it, and he's very perky, like he was just fine. The problem is that there is still a small flap of skin hanging on the bottom of the wound and we're not sure what to do about it. When my horses get a wound like that, the vet just cuts the flap, but we're afraid we might just do more damage if we try. If we don't do something, I'm concerned that the wound won't heal well. Any advice? Anni
-- Anni (email@example.com), May 27, 2004.