Abscess on chicken's neck

miss_thenorth

Songster
12 Years
Dec 28, 2007
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SW Ont, Canada
My dd's RIR had been pecked on her neck. It drew blood, got infected, abscessed. We have been treating it and keeping an eye on it.

Well, today when we looked at her. she has a hole in her skin about 1/2 a cm wide, and it has crusted with blood around it. You can see right through to the meat/flesh inside.

She is fine--as in eating , drinking, foraging. What do I do with this hole in her skin? Do I treat with neosporin and keep it wrapped? Will the skin gorw back to close up the hole?

Thanks for your assistance.
 

enola

Crowing
11 Years
Jan 23, 2009
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Irwin, Pennsylvania (Pittsburg area)
If you clean the wound, keep any feathers from irritating it and keep the flies out of the wound, she should be fine. Keep the hole covered with neosporin. Neosporin helped a wound on a chick's wing heal like a miracle.
 

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