In the Brooder
- May 18, 2010
I have a 7 month old pullet that cut her belly on a sharp object all the way through the skin so that there's about a half dollar sized area of muscle exposed. I'm sure this kind of thing has been covered and I'll look for threads on the topic, but any advice would be appreciated! Here's what I've done so far. It had been at least 24 hrs I'm guessing before I discovered it, too late to try to pull it closed and stitch or butterfly. I washed it as well as I could with hydrogen peroxide and betadine/warm water mix and coated it with bacitracin zinc. I'm keeping her seperated in a small dog crate, she's eating well and acting normal. Cleaned and remedicated two more times. Would a "sitz bath" in epsom salts be advisable? Should I try to get antibiotics for her? Can't afford a vet.