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4 week Cornish cross has a large scab

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moselle940, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. moselle940

    moselle940 New Egg

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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.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. moselle940

    moselle940 New Egg

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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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