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 restraint but it is more likely because not many vets are trained to treat birds, or worse, regard poultry as a "throw away" item. In our area we are lucky to have a vet that treats birds, but that's not the case for everyone.
This short course helps you identify common injuries experienced by chickens (and occasionally ducks, geese and turkeys) and shows you have to treat them. More importantly, the course helps you approach the "triage" of your injured bird, deciding when you should treat, go to the vet regardless, or euthanise.
This is the second of two short courses in poultry first aid. The first course takes the illnesses that poultry can commonly experience and shows your how to triage, recognise and treat them.