What can I put on a chickens wound?

Water with betadine, chlorhexadine 2% solution spray, or Vetericyn Wound Care Spray can all be used for cleaning wounds. For very deep or very dirty wounds, either chlorhexadine 2% solution spray or freshly mixed Dakin’s solution can be squirted into it with a syringe to debride and irrigate.

What antibiotic can be used on chickens?


  • Aminoglycosides (treat intestinal infections)
  • Bambermycins (prevent the synthesis of the cell walls of bacteria)
  • Beta-lactams (two types: penicillins and cephalosporins)
  • Ionophores (prevent intestinal infections)
  • Lincosamides (combat joint and bone infections)

How do you tell if a wound is infected on a chicken?

Treating Infection

An infected wound will be red, may ooze pus or fluid, and the scab may get larger as time passes. If a wound just isn’t healing within about two weeks, assume it is infected. You will need to remove the scab.

Can you give a chicken anything for pain?

Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin)

There are many posts on BYC that state that you should not use the ointment that has pain relief. However, other posts say that as long as the pain reliever in the ointment is NOT a “caine” type (like benzocaine or lidocaine), it is okay for use in chickens.

How do you treat an infected chicken?

For the majority of chicken bacterial diseases, treatment involves antibiotics. They can be given in the water or with pills (there are other ways that are impractical for flocks of less than 500).

What is the best medicine for chicken?


  • Garlic Granules (Happy Hens)
  • Garlic Powder (Happy Hens)
  • Diatomaceous Earth (Happy Hens)
  • DeMol (Happy Hens)
  • Seaweed Meal (Kelp) Happy Hens.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 1 litre (Happy Hens)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar with Garlic 1 litre (Happy Hen.
  • Amprolium 200 100g (Coccidiostat )

What can I give my chicken for respiratory infection?

Oxymav B Antibiotic for Caged Birds

The Oxymav B Antibiotic is a must have for all owners of Caged Birds. Oxymav B is the most trusted way to get onto of illness caused by bacterial infection. It is also exceptionally effective in the treatment of respiratory infections.

How do you treat an open wound on a bird?

Only use topical disinfectants on open wounds and skin. Diluted chlorhexidine and betadine are safe and effective if used away from the mouth, ear canals, and eyes. Do not use salves, ointments, petroleum jelly, or other thick or oily substances on birds without veterinary recommendation.

How do you treat a chicken’s foot wound?

If you don’t have any styptic powder in your chicken first aid kit, don’t worry! Cornstarch or baking flour works as a good alternative. Sprinkle the powder over the area and press it into the point of bleeding. Allow time for it to clot and dry before cleaning the wound.

Why would a chicken be limping?

Different diseases can have different signs of lameness. This is one of the most common reasons a chicken will limp. It’s a bacterial infection that often starts from a puncture wound in the sole of the footpad. Birds can also be infected when a clod of mud or manure adheres to their sole or a toe.

Can you give ibuprofen to a chicken?

Studies have shown, that in regards to chickenpox, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs can make the symptoms even worse. A study has shown that taking ibuprofen while having chickenpox can result in necrotising fasciitis, a skin infection.

How do chickens get a staph infection?

All fowl, especially turkeys, chickens, game birds and waterfowl, are susceptible to this infection. Staphylococcus is found in the soil, and outbreaks often occur after storms when birds on range drink from stagnant rain pools. Staphylococcal infections appear in three forms: septicemia, arthritis, and Bumblefoot.

How do you give a chicken a antibiotic?

How to give medicine to chickens

Can you use human antibiotics on chickens?

While minimally used in raising chickens, by December 2016, antibiotics that are important to human medicine will be labeled for use in food animals only to address disease, and not to promote growth, and will be used exclusively under the supervision and prescription of a veterinarian.

How do you treat a sick chicken naturally?

6 home remedies for a sick chicken: Reduce swelling with honey, use molasses as a laxative, acidify the crop with white vinegar


How do you help a chicken with respiratory distress?

If you have a bird that is having trouble breathing, separate it from your other birds, keep it somewhere warm (but with good air flow), and offer it electrolytes and/or a vitamin supplement. Watch the rest of your flock carefully for similar symptoms.

How do you treat a chicken with a cold?

If your chicken is really cold and listless, I encourage giving them a warmth boost by popping them close to a heater or putting a heat pack (in a plastic bag to protect from possible poo accidents) in with them – a sick chicken can use up to 60% of it’s energy trying to keep warm.

How do you treat a sneezing chicken?

If your chickens are sneezing because of something simple like ammonia fumes, then cleaning the coop and changing bedding more frequently will fix this problem. However many of the respiratory diseases of the chicken can require a lot more time and effort to cure.