chicken injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by plhall2, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. plhall2

    plhall2 New Egg

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    I went out to check on my flock (8 hens) and one of them is injured. : She has a bloody wing at the base that looks like it may have an infection. I am goingto try to post pictures. She is about 16 weeks old. I have separated her from the rest of the flock. She is moving around slowly. I plan to rinse the injury with a saline solution. Any other thoughts or ideas?
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  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Remove her from the rest of the flock until she is better. When chickens see red they pec at it.
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would put some neosporin on it.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

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  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    b.hromada :

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    Be sure to use the kind without pain releiver in it.

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  10. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is hard to tell what is going on there. It may just be a broken blood feather (pin feather), the flight feathers are large and will bleed alot if broken while growing in. I would separate her, wash the area gently and find out where the blood is coming from (or came from if it has stoped). If this is just a broken bleeding feather- you need to pull it out. If there is a tissue wound, then do searches for wound care on this site. I have a silkie that had her whole back covered with blood recently- I saw that, chased her down in a panic- when I cleaned her- it was ONE bleeding blood feather, broken off at the base.
     

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