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Wounded RIR bandage?

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Haven't discovered my "mean hen" but she's attacked one of my RIRs.  Her head has a nasty wound and her comb is damaged.  Discovered her hiding in a nest box yesterday.  Cleaned it up and put some triple anti-biotic on it (no pain reliever).  Covered the biggest part of her injury with a bandage.  Bandage is off today and the wound is still bloody.  Can I use liquid bandage or "new-skin" on it.  I'm doing what I can to keep the other birds away from her for now and frankly, so is she.  Don't have a set up that will allow me to keep her completely isolated from them so I have try to keep them from pecking her wound some other way..  When they went out to free range yesterday and today, I closed the coop and only left them access to the run.  Any advise?  Especially interested in whether I can use the liquid bandage.

Thanks much!!

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Yes to the liquid bandage!  And spray the area with blukote to camouflage the wound.  Re: the liquid bandage - I don't know what the wound looks like, but be careful not to enclose any tissue or feathers in the wound.  Clean it well first!

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Thank you so much!!! 

One of our girls had a scab pecked off her head, leaving a red bloody wound about the size of my pinky nail... I cleaned it and put several coats of some liquid band aid on it. It looks a lot better! Believing she'll be left alone to recover fully. If I think about it, I'll leave an update in several days. THANKS AGAIN!!! :)



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