Burn on a hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dhewitt, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Dhewitt

    Dhewitt New Egg

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    I have a light in the coop, somehow it got moved and one of my hens got to close to it and singed her feathers and has a burn on her back. How do I treat that? It looks pretty ugly and painful. Weeping a little. She is active and eating still. Should I put some neosporin or burn ointment of some kind?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Neosporin or aloe would probably be good choices.

    I never heard of a hen staying close to a heat source long enough to do that damage but I guess anything is possible.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You could also post at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. A picture would be very helpful as well.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community but sorry about your scorched hen. In addition to the advice you've already received, make sure her flock mates don't start picking at the wound. Once chickens sense weakness or illness in a flock mate things can take an ugly turn. Best of luck to you and your hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some good advice, so I'll just say hi.
    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Dhewitt [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your girl and I hope she makes a full recovery.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    You've received some good advice so I'll just say hello and send best wishes your girl recovers soon.
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Howdy, howdy, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you decided to join the community, please do make yourself at home here! I am sure you will enjoy it, and I hope you love it here as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     

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