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4 week Cornish cross has a large scab

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My little click has a scab over what appears to be a long and deep cut on its hind quarter. How do I care for it? I have a picture of it but I can't figure out how to post it.
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For most wounds I would recommend cleaning it with betadine, and applying plain antibiotic ointment. Vetericyn can also be used instead. Watch for any pecking by other chickens, and separate temporarily if needed.

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Thanks. We just cleaned it with warm Dawn water. Pulled off the scab and it's much worse than we thought. It's his whole bottom end. I cut his feathers so they don't get imbedded in the scab again. Put triple antibiotic on it. He's in the house in his own tote with a clean towel. Did I miss anything?
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