Barred Rock Hen with swollen circle around wing bone exposure HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ProdigyMCluckin, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. ProdigyMCluckin

    ProdigyMCluckin Out Of The Brooder

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    I found my hen Checkers with 3 of her long wing feathers drooping, whatever happened, happened 3 weeks ago but I couldn't figure out what caused her injury. When I checked the wing her bone was sticking out, ever so slightly though, nothing ripped out of any sort. The area around the bone exposure is in the middle of where the wing bends, the area around where the bone stuck out is swollen an seemed to have puss the last time I checked, the bone is covered by a scab and seems stable. Checkers acts completely normal, she eats normally, walks around normally, an her wing is fully functional, my question is, what can I do to heal this? Please help, I'm not experienced at all with hen injurious.
     
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  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Moisten the scab with a warm wash cloth and gently take it off. Express any pus, then wash the wound with soap and water, gently rubbing it with a clean wash cloth. Then dry it and put a big, thick glob of Neosporin without benzocaine in it on the wound. Reapply it as necessary. You want to keep the wound moist so that exudate can come out and the healing can happen from the bottom up.
     
  3. ProdigyMCluckin

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    Thank you so much! I'll go buy Neosporin AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FIRST thing in the morning an treat my girl.
     
  4. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let me know how it goes!
     
  5. ProdigyMCluckin

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    My mom got back with the Neosporin (didn't contain the bad ingredient) an I started the treatment. I gently rolled her onto her back as it exposed the wound in the perfect angle, I carefully used tweezers to remove the scab and did everything as you typed in order, in the end I slathered a glob of the Neosporin on and around the wound along with its swelling. She's now sleeping. Once I get home from school tomorrow I'll check the wound an moisturize it. As an added note, its pretty moist outside tonight with a barely noticeable mini drizzle, her wing covers her wound though, so does that count as a boost? An I have a question, close to the end of the treatment I noticed a smaller yellow looking sack, the spot it was on reminded me of where the bone might have actually come out of, but if that were the case why is the scab covering the red wound a few centimeters away? Could this be a sac of puss? Should I open it up an apply Neosporin?
     
  6. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you take pictures? I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing. I'm glad the treatment went well.
     
  7. ProdigyMCluckin

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    I've been told I need a minimum post/reply of 10 an then I can post pictures.
     
  8. ProdigyMCluckin

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    I'm in school right now an at the moment we're allowed to use our phones.
     
  9. ProdigyMCluckin

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    Its currently 8:56 am at the moment and we get out at 2:30pm.
     
  10. ProdigyMCluckin

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    It seems I need 3 more.
     

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