Chapped Skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickDaze, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze Out Of The Brooder

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    A few weeks ago, one of my roosters decided to visit me on the porch. The dogs got a hold on him and he, luckily, put his head down and went vertical, hiding his head between the feed can and a flower pot. When we got out there, he was fine and the dogs left him alone, and the only injury was feathers missing from his backside. Recently (I started checking on it a while back), along with my discovery of no new feathers, I found that his skin was chapped and rather bloody. I rather doubt my remedy of lotion and gloves will help in this case. What to do?
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    It's probably one of the other chickens found the bare spot, and is picking at it.
    I have had them pick the others to death. Any way of separating him till he heals over?
    Blue kote is another option, but very messy.
     
  3. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze Out Of The Brooder

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    How is that? He is one of two black-sex-link roos, and they are the biggest. And they don't mess with each other as far as i can see.

    The reason he got out in the first place was because he was separated. The hens were being tortured with constant mounting, and one got bloody. She was separated, he was separated. We got a big storm after she joined them back, and the dog kennel turned chicken cage messed up. He stayed in the yard looking at chickens, and we just left him because he didn't fly over even when he could. I think it would be just cruel to stick him in a cage all day.
     
  4. Blue Ninja

    Blue Ninja Out Of The Brooder

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    You could try bag balm, or my favorite corona ointment.[​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend this to everyone to treat everything. It works wonders on any skin abrasions, burns, chapping, etc. I use it on my dogs, cats, chickens, my daughter and me. It has a turpentine base that tastes terrible to other animals and it keeps the chickens from picking at each other.
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  6. Renee'

    Renee' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nurse Turtle, please type the name, the only part we can read is antiseptic salve. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze Out Of The Brooder

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    By observing both roos rear ends near the tail, I discovered that both had bare spots there. One was bloody, the other was only pink skin. Apparantly, i have one of those weird chickens with the desire to rip feathers out in copious amounts. Maybe it is the rooster i saw chasing the poor bloodier one.
     
  8. MaureenL128

    MaureenL128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes could you please type the brand of the salve so we can see. thnx.
     
  9. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, thank you! It's hard to find in stores or flea markets regionally, but dot com brings everything closer to home. You WILL NOT regret having a tin of this in your home.
     

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