A question about naked necks

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So I have some naked neck juveniles and my cockerel has a wound on his neck. It looks like his skin got too dry and cracked. I’ve been putting cortisone on it since that’s what we used on another bird who had a reaaaaaally bad injury and she recovered well. Anyways, he really likes it when I put the cream on and I’m wondering if there’s some kind of lotion or moisturizer that I could use to keep their skin nice and healthy.
 

Trimurtisan

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So I have some naked neck juveniles and my cockerel has a wound on his neck. It looks like his skin got too dry and cracked. I’ve been putting cortisone on it since that’s what we used on another bird who had a reaaaaaally bad injury and she recovered well. Anyways, he really likes it when I put the cream on and I’m wondering if there’s some kind of lotion or moisturizer that I could use to keep their skin nice and healthy.
Hi there! I do have a couple of NN, but they are new to me and I've not experienced your problem before. I do however have hairless dogs and am familiar with treating dry skin. After the wound is healed I would try something like Bag Balm, it's what we use on the dogs here. A little bit goes a long way. It's good at treating and preventing dry skin.

The dog like the smell too, and want to at it. I'm not sure how much that would matter with chickens, but, the dogs act like it's a steak.

We've been using it on our dogs for a couple of years now, normally once a week. You'r mileage will obviously vary but if I were in your position, that's what I would do. Someone with more experience might have a better solution though. Best of luck with you feathered friend.
 

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