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Open Wound on Back of Neck! Help Plz

post #1 of 9
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One of my mom's hens is hurt, she acting okay eating and drinking, walking around, they have her in the house
Couple questions-will this type of injury even heal or does she need to cull her? And any idea what did this?
Edited by MesMama - 3/21/16 at 6:12pm
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post #2 of 9

It will heal,   You do need to keep hen separated until them.   Other chickens would pick on an injured  chicken.   The wound could have been caused by predator like a raccoon or mink, weasel, and she was able to escape.

Here is a link with much good info for you to try to identify predator.

http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/chickens/what-killed-my-chicken/

 

WISHING YOU BEST.:thumbsup
 

post #3 of 9
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THANK YOU for replying with help @cavemanrich
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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post #4 of 9
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@cavemanrich
Also could it have been done by a rooster? These hens have a roo, they are all about 9 months old. He's a good roo so far, tries to do his biz with them but hasn't quite gotten the job done wink.png NEVER been aggressive at all, but want to know if they have a predator or if it could have been the roo??
Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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post #5 of 9
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Sorry, so many questions sad.png
About how long do you think it might take to heal?
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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post #6 of 9

It does not look like the job of a rooster.    Roosters just grab feathers to hold on to.     It looks like something with teeth to me.  Bandage it up loosely with gauze to keep dirt out.   Wound needs to be able to dry out  and form a scab that will protect  it as new skin grows over.   Not sure of how long, but maybe after a week it will look much better.   Maybe some  peeps here will suggest of putting antibiotic, or antiseptic on wound.   I don't have very much experience in treating wounds.    I usually just maintained them clean and did apply some peroxide initially.   Some peeps  had different  opinions about using peroxide than I.  :idunno

 


 

post #7 of 9
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It does not look like the job of a rooster.    Roosters just grab feathers to hold on to.     It looks like something with teeth to me.  Bandage it up loosely with gauze to keep dirt out.   Wound needs to be able to dry out  and form a scab that will protect  it as new skin grows over.   Not sure of how long, but maybe after a week it will look much better.   Maybe some  peeps here will suggest of putting antibiotic, or antiseptic on wound.   I don't have very much experience in treating wounds.    I usually just maintained them clean and did apply some peroxide initially.   Some peeps  had different  opinions about using peroxide than I.  idunno.gif

Awesome thank you smile.png We wondered about wrapping it with gauze but thought maybe she might scratch at it and get her toenails caught in it?


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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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post #8 of 9
I would clean it and spray a wound spray
I personally like allu shield (aluminum)
It seals the wound and lets it breath
But blue kote or any wound spray works
I would not wrap in gauze
And give electrolytes to her
Edited by jk47 - 3/21/16 at 7:19pm
post #9 of 9
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I would clean it and spray a wound spray
I personally like allu shield (aluminum)
It seals the wound and lets it breath
But blue kote or any wound spray works
I would not wrap in gauze
And give electrolytes to her

Excellent thank you!!
Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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Joyous mama to 2 kiddos, 2 dogs, and 2 chickens!-11 BO's including an awesomely sweet and gentlemanly head roo named Red.  Also, 9 Wellies-5 pullets and 1 cockerel named Lars, 4 SS and 2 SLW pullets :D
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