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My Columbian Rock hen has a large flap of skin (from the back of her head and neck) hanging from, and attached to the featherless area near her eye.
 

From the various threads I have read, I have come to the conclusion that my hen's injury was started by an over-excited (and well spur endowed) roo, and worstened by the pecking hen flock.
 

It has been 7 days since the injury.  I have segregated the hen, and soaked the bare flesh in iodine twice now.  Tonight, I trimmed off the obviously dead portion of the skin flap. 

*I am worried that the remaining piece of hanging skin is going to cause problems with the eye, but I don't know how to avoid this!  If I trim the skin any closer, I am quite certain it will bleed (any maybe continue to bleed!).


Edited by Whimsical Farming Wife - 5/11/12 at 6:20pm
Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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Edited by Whimsical Farming Wife - 5/11/12 at 6:21pm
Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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The orangish colour is partially due to the iodine.  I am not sure if the natural healing process should look like this, or if there is an infection.  Underneath is bare flesh, so I am not going to treat it any other way that the iodine for now.
What I really need input on is what to do with that skin flap!  As you can see, it is very close to her eye.
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Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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Live dependants: One fishing obsessed husband, 3 children, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and currently; 32 mixed chickens: Silkies, Columbian Rock, Cuckoo Maran & Barred Rock crosses (oh, and some incubating eggs)
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