Buff Orpington problem scab on neck??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by uniaccs, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. uniaccs

    uniaccs New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    Can anyone tell me what to do about this scab I just found on my buff. It was a hard black scab and we put neosporin on it. Should be do something else? She is acting ok kinda quiet. Thank you
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Wow that is a big scab. I have had some chickens heal from some bad wounds. You want to make sure the other chickens in the coop are not tempted to peck her wound, because they are attracted to red. You may want to separate her from the others to be safe. You can also monitor her food and water intact better that way. Watch it very carefully for signs of infection, like a funny smell or an abscess developing. If you think their is an infection injectable penicillin G sold at farm stores can treat it.
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    [​IMG] Wow! I agree to make sure she's separated so others won't peck at the wound. Try to keep it clean and look for signs of infection. As long as
    she's eating and drinking I think she'll be fine. I've seen worse heal up just fine.

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