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10/9 UPDATE #29 .....4 week old chick injured Graphic pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ShaggysGirl, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,
    On Wednesday we let our 4 week old chicks out of their coop and into their section on the run. While gathering them up to show them the great outdoors I found one to have blood on his belly and leg. After cleaning him up I noted a rather large knot which is bleeding. At first the clot looked like something growing out of it so I cleaned it out. there is no puss under it just blood. I put blue kote on the belly and on the leg. Today again the scab had grown so i cleaned it out and put more blue kote on it. Here are pictures first are with the scab the others after I cleaned it out. It looks like a hole and feels like a knot.
    Any idea how this happened and is there anything else I should do for her?
    I have her in the hospital cage with one that has crop problems .
    Thanks
    Rhonda

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  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww poor girl [​IMG] I would keep the wound clean, possibly rinse with a weak betadine/water mixture and top with neosporin without the pain reliever in it. It almost appears as if she has an infected ingrown feather? Keep us posted on how she is doing and best of luck for a speedy recovery
     
  3. Nif

    Nif Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cat once had a warble larvae (type of fly) basically a giant maggot...it almost looks like a warble crawled out of the hole on your chick. I would flush with saline really well, or even an iodine tincture and leave it. Maybe a tad of neosporin to kill bacteria...or keep it out.
    Anyone else think that looks like a warble hole??
    It could be just an injury...or possibly some kind of boil.
     
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  4. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought it looked kind of like that too. I didn't get anything out of it but blood though.



    Quote:Humm never thought of that. When I first cleaned it the edges looked kind of caved inwards, but they don't now. Nothing comes out when squeezed but blood.
     
  5. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Quote:I concure. Weak betadine + thin layer of neosporin or a topical wound spray. Keep it open (no bandages). If she's in an area where she can get gack in her wound, you may want to isolate her in a carrier on newspaper (can be shredded) until it scabs over. She should be just fine!
     
  6. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I cleaned it and she has a layer of blue kote on it. I have her and my boy with a bad crop in our hospital cage on wood shavings.

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  7. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    AWW - sweet peas! Hope they do OK!
     
  8. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UP Date, Three time I have found her with blood running down her leg, also blood around her beak. It looks like the 1st picture again after I clean it.
    Should I remove the scab or leave it?
    This time I but neosporin on it and covered it with the pad from a bandaid and vet wrap. I know people said to leave it open but she apparently keep pecking it.
     
  9. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Just a comment: You know, when I have a scab from an insect bite or small burn, it itches as it's healing, and I often scratch the scab off without thinking. Maybe birds are the same?
     
  10. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That could be that it is just itchy.
    It's been at least 6 days and I see no improvement. The lump is hard. Guess all I can do is [​IMG] and pray for her
     

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