Bantum attacked by wayonette

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naightengale, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so we just went out to take pics of some of the other hens and found one of my little millie flurs had jumped the fence into my "isolation pen" with the mean hen. i got her out....but when she came surrying out and stright back to the door of her pen we noticed red.... picked her up and looked and all the feathers skin and all is gone from the back of her neck... will she pull thru or .......
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Clean off the wound with some warm, soapy water, and then dry it as well as possible. If it bleeds, put some cornstarch, flour, or styptic powder on it to control that. Rub some antibiotic ointment (none that contains any "caine" ingredients--those aren't good for birds) on the wound in a thin layer.

    Then, isolate (securely this time) your injured pullet in a warm, clean place. Offer her food and water (maybe put some vitamins/electrolytes in the water), and then leave her alone. She is probably stressed out, so don't handle her any more than is necessary for a little while.

    As long as she doesn't have any internal injuries, she will probably heal fine. Chickens have a remarkable ability to heal from gruesome wounds. When the wound is almost, or completely healed, she can go back in with the rest of the birds. Until then, though, keep her isolated because chickens often will peck at wounds. Once the wound has scabbed up, you could put a gentle flock-mate in with her to keep her company. Watch them carefully to make sure that they don't inflict injury upon each other.
     
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