Bloody checked neck with deep gash

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by monicasmith24, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. monicasmith24

    monicasmith24 New Egg

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    Hi all! My sweet hen has a huge whole in her neck and missing feathers. We thought she got spooked by a predator but never saw this until recently. There's only one other hen (no roosters) and they have always been the best of friends. They still want to be with each other all the time. What do you think this could be from? Any tips on healing?
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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    If you have hydrogen peroxide, I would use it to help soften the scab and debride the wound today only (you can use it twice if needed.) Then clean it off with saline or weak betadine, or water. Apply plain Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic ointment twice a day. BluKote spray can be good to hide the wound to keep the other hen from pecking it. It should heal up in a week or two. Could she have injured it or cut it on something sharp in the coop? Keep an eye out for predators, and make sure they are locked up at night.
     

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