4th injury to same chicken (Gross pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by April Barta, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. April Barta

    April Barta Songster

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    Help! I have a pullet that has injured herself 4 times in the last 1.5 months. In two spots. Twice by her neck. And now twice on her chest. Last time it looked like a puncture wound. This time there is a bulge. Maybe it’s just blood. But I don’t know what to do for this chicken.
     

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  2. April Barta

    April Barta Songster

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    It’s literally where her sternum ends and there’s a round hard bulge.
     
  3. AnneInTheBurbs

    AnneInTheBurbs Crowing

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    That looks terrible. Does is feel like something that may have popped? Can you get better pics after cleaning the wound?
     
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  4. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    Oh god so sorry that's heartbreaking...not an expert wouldn't know what to do, just wishing you love. I hope she'll be ok!
     
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  5. April Barta

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    Here are some more. I put some ointment on it to help it stop bleeding. You can see the blue kote from previous injuries.
     

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    That's on the keel (breast)? If so, it looks like it's some sort of pressure sore. What do their perches look like?
     
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  7. April Barta

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    They are 2x4 with the 4 inch side up. Why her though? I have 16 others who haven’t been injured before.
     

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  8. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

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    I'm just wondering if maybe she could be hitting herself when she jumps of the perch? Idk. How high and how far away from the wall? Have you got any awkward, high perches or platforms in the run?
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you clean the wound really well, pluck the feathers 1/2" away from the wound edges and post new pictures of it?
     
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  10. April Barta

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    So the perches are high. We do have a ramp for them. Some use it, some don’t. The lowest one is about 3ft and the top one is about 4ft.
     

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