badly injured silkie hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rocky11, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. rocky11

    rocky11 New Egg

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    A few hours ago, i noticed my silkie hen "Rocky" who i LOOOOVEEE - her comb was bleeding. It looked like it was ripped off. I brought her in the house to clean her up and noticed another wound on the top of her head. She is not new to the flock. i have 6 hens who have all been together since they were two days old and are all very nice. I have one hen that's been broody lately "Alley" and territorial over the nesting boxes although i have 4 of them. I'm thinking Rocky was in the nesting box and Alley started pecking her practically to death. I cleaned her up with peroxide, betadine and applied neosporin. I have her isolated and comfortable but it looks to me now that her head is swollen on the top and her brain is exposed. I dont know what else i can do to nurse her back to health. I will most likely take her to a vet in the AM...I read that swelling requires prednisone.

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  2. alcap

    alcap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully someone with some experience can help ASAP !
     
  3. Melanie 11

    Melanie 11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Rocky11 I am so sorry!!!!! I don't know what else you can do [​IMG] One of my younger roo's got attacked this morning. He is a bloody mess to. Hope someone can help you.
     
  4. rocky11

    rocky11 New Egg

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    Thank you! I hope your Roo is ok!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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