Chick bit by cat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by calawson, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. calawson

    calawson Just Hatched

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    My 2 week old light brahma was bit by my cat a bit ago. She seems to have a puncture on her back above her wing that bled a little bit and a bruise a little smaller than a dime. I cleaned it and put some neosporin on it. She is behaving fine. What else can I do?
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's really nothing else to do besides make sure that it has stopped bleeding, that it is clean, and that it does not get infected.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How is she doing? Any lethargy, huddling, etc.

    As @silkie1472 has suggested clean the wound ( use saline, betadine, soap/water, etc) and apply triple antibiotic ointment or Vetericyn to the wound. Keep her warm, you can give her some poultry vitamins if she is droopy. Make sure she is drinking well and eating.

    Watch for infection. Keep us posted.
     
  4. calawson

    calawson Just Hatched

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    Thank you all for your helpful replies. I am in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of a snow storm and out of betadine. I cleaned her up again and flushed with saline and dakin's solution. I reapplied the antibiotic ointment and returned her to the brooder. She is acting otherwise totally normal, so no major damage from the bite, which is quite small, 2-3mm x 1-2mm. I will repeat in the morning and pick up some better wound care supplies tomorrow.
    I forgot my chicken medicine kit in the garage this winter and things froze and shattered.

    I will keep you updated. Thank you again!
     
  5. calawson

    calawson Just Hatched

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    UPDATE: My little brahma is doing well. This is the 3rd day since her bite and although she still has a bruise, she seems to be doing well. Thank you all.
     

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