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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I'vegotchickenfever, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Songster

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    If so, how do we help her, and what do we do about those spurs? Trying to get pics.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes they can cut a hens back. You can put a cloth saddle on the hen and trim the rooster's spurs.
     
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  3. 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.
     
  4. I'vegotchickenfever

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    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?


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    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. I'vegotchickenfever

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    We may have found out how to take care of the spurs. The neosporin - it will actually touch the flesh below the skin. Think that's ok?[​IMG]
     
  6. I'vegotchickenfever :

    We may have found out how to take care of the spurs. The neosporin - it will actually touch the flesh below the skin. Think that's ok?[​IMG]

    I think that should be fine.​
     
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

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    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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