What You Didn’t Know About Peroxide
By Stephanie Hathaway
Edited by Alan Stanford, Ph.D.
Peroxide is both useful and harmful. We all know peroxide prevents
infection, but that only works when used correctly.
Peroxide is only meant to clean around an injury, not in the injury.
A vet once told me to never clean an animal’s open wound with peroxide
because it kills living cells.
But on the other hand peroxide is great on unstopping a chick’s plastered
vent without hurting it. We have all had a chick at some time or another
with a clogged vent, and sometimes when we try pulling the stuff off,
it ends up pulling out the feathers and sometimes even the guts of
Using peroxide instead of water is good because it dissolves the dried
up waste very easily - much easier than water. So peroxide is both
bad and good for chickens and us!