Big gash on hen; how do I treat it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jujubeans2008, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    So, my husband and I bought a batch of 8 chicks that were supposed to all be pullets, awhile back, to go along with the 5 chickens that we already had. We recently started finding out the sexes of the chickens when seeing them mate (not all of our males had long combs and waddles before they started mating). Long story short, there is one hen that is all of the rooster's favorite. She lost all of the feathers on her back within one day. Fast forward to now, we have rehomed 3 roosters and JUST found out we have another (which makes 2 now). The rooster that we are keeping has a limp from being hurt in a rooster fight when he lived at my neighbor's. He doesn't seem to hurt, but he doesn't walk well, therefore he's not really a bother to our hen. This other rooster has been mating her, and we are in the process of rehoming him. We found a huge gash under above her wing yesterday. We cleaned it with diluted hydrogen peroxide (half peroxide, half water), and then put Neosporne on it. She is separated from all of the flock, in a separate chicken pen but she can still see her flock.

    My question is, do we need to keep cleaning the wound, or will it not close up? We just don't want her to get an infection. Do we need to keep applying neosporne, if so, how often? Is there anything else that needs to be done? She is eating, drinking, moving around, and seems to not be in any pain. How long should we keep her isolated before we bring her best female friend into the pen to keep her company?

    Thanks for any advice you can give.
     
  2. Hello!i just say this thread.ok, she seems fine good.keep cleaning the wound, if it is bleeding, put dressing(No not food dressing...the..oh you know what I mean lol)on.if it seems raw and starting to get infected, keep putting the neosporine on.hope your hen gets better!
     
  3. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to keep it fly free.
     
  4. Yes!keep it fly free!if maggots get in there it can kill a hen in 24-48 hours.
     
  5. Jujubeans2008

    Jujubeans2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. wildernesschic5

    wildernesschic5 Just Hatched

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    My chicken was attacked by a dog and I was told told to spray her wounds with microcynAH. I'm not home but it's something like that. It's a disinfectant and wound protector. I hope your chicken pull through this! Good luck!
     

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