COMING SOON! First Aid for Poultry: Triage and treat common injurys among chickens and other poultry.
Anyone who keeps chickens or other poultry has experienced the issue of an injured bird. Chickens are prone to dog and fox attach, injuries caused by misadventure or sustained in flocks experiencing disharmony.
Unfortunately taking your bird to the vet is not always an option. This can be due to financial constraints but it is more likely because not many vets are trained to treat birds. In our area we are lucky to have a vet that treats birds including poultry, but that's not the case for everyone.
So what do you do if you cant go to you vet? Doing this short course helps you recognise common injuries experienced by chickens (and occasionally ducks, geese and turkeys) and shows you have to treat these injuries so your bird have the best chance of a productive recovery. More importantly, the course helps you approach the "triage" of your injured bird, deciding when you should treat, go to the vet regardless, or humanely dispatch your bird.
This is the second of two short courses in managing health problems in poultry. The first course takes the illnesses that poultry can commonly experience and shows your how to triage, recognise and treat them successfully while this course deals with common injury.
We are lucky to have our local vet Louise B. who is knowledgeable about poultry and can offer us advice as we take you through the steps necessary to make sure your injured birds get appropriate treatment and the best chance of recovery you can provide.
Bronwyn Richards of Wynlen House has been keeping poultry for most of her life and has very practical experience and a commitment to managing poultry health and well being.