Bantam scalped, skull bone exposed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kbil0461, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. kbil0461

    kbil0461 In the Brooder

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    My bantam was attacked by the other hens and has a substantial head wound. Her scalp is completely picked off and her skull bone is exposed. I’ve used vetericyn wound spray on it and triple antibiotic ointment. She’s is bad shape and was wondering is there’s more that I am do for her?
     
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  2. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Songster

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    If she makes it bring to the vet and keep indoors
     
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  3. ejtrout31

    ejtrout31 Songster

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    Try to cover up the wound and keep goop out of her eyes
     
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  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Poor thing.

    It looks like you've done about everything you can do. Wound clean, wound disinfected, bacteria prevented from entering wound. I'd put her in a warm, dark place so that she can recover properly (she looks shocky in the picture) and keep her hydrated with electrolytes. 2 qt water, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tbsp corn syrup (or honey or sugar) and one pinch of salt.

    Hope she recovers.
     
  5. MissChick@dee

    MissChick@dee Crowing

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    Mercy :hit
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Wow :hugs
    I agree, warm dark place until she gets over the shock. Hydration is most important while she heals. They can make some amazing recoveries if there weren’t any vital damages. Check her over for any other injuries too. Hens can be brutal :(

    Good luck!
     
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  7. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Oh no!:hugs Just keep doing what you are doing. Hopefully that will help.
     
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  8. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    If you can find any of that blue wound spray it will help her to heal and help with the other birds wanting to peck at the blood red scalp. Poor girl. I've seen it many times in broodys that will sit and take a pecking/scalping just to protect her eggs. They are some of the best mommas.
    Was this one sitting on eggs, or just bottom of the pecking order?
     
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  9. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    At least scalping like this heal over pretty quick. The skin will grow back in quick, but it may take till next molt till new scalp feathers come back in. It just depends on the breed and the individual chicken.
    I hope she heals soon.
    :love
     
  10. kbil0461

    kbil0461 In the Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. She’s separated from the flock and staying in the laundry room until she recovers. I wanted to minimize the risk of flies getting to her so I brought her inside. She’s moving around a bit today. I have to give her water with a dropper bottle because her eyes are swollen shut. Keeping her warm and comfortable and hoping for the best
     

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