Can spurs literally puncture throught skin to the hen's flesh?

SundownWaterfowl

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 16, 2008
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Yup. One of my brahma hens had her skin ripped about 2 weeks ago from the roosters spurs. Luckly, it was still cold out, so she is healing up well. If it was the summer, I dont think she would have survived.

I would put some neosporin on it.
 

I'vegotchickenfever

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
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Northwest Florida
Couldn't get good pictures:(

can you tell anything from these? Where are the directions to make or buy a saddle...or maybe a photo of a saddle?








These are the spurs. Do you think this is the problem, or should we look for something else? The pictures don't do it justice, the hole looks sooooo deep.
I feel so bad. We've been so busy w/ our very first hatch, I don't even know when this happened.
 

I'vegotchickenfever

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
219
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Northwest Florida
She's having a rough time walking - she limps on her right leg. We've separated her, but this is the first injury for us. Is there anything special we should do? How do we know if it becomes infected? Just by looks?
 

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