chicken attacked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickykiss, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. chickykiss

    chickykiss In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2016
    my silkie rooster when I came home was missing feathers from his head and comb is bloody do I treat it and keep him in isolation
  2. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Songster

    Jul 28, 2016
    San Diego
    Hi @chickykiss Could you please post pics? for peckwounds/ lacerations:

    -isolate to prevent further injury

    -clean with a povidone iodine/ water solution the color of a dark ice tea.

    - use a first-aid ointment to treat. Either antibiotic ointment (ie: neosporin, etc...) NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT CONTAIN PAIN RELIEF

    - keep clean, dry and isolated until healed.

    the bad news is that chicken skin is so thin that the slightest wound looks a lot more serious than it usually is. The good news is that they heal pretty well and are fairly resilient little creatures.

    Keep us posted!

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