Chicken peck broke the skin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mackenziesmomma, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma In the Brooder

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    Not sure this is the correct forum, if there is a correct forum for this question...

    My swt. 1 yo dd stuck her finger in the coop before we could grab her and got pecked. It broke the skin and bleed. [​IMG] Today, her little finger is a bit swollen around the peck area.

    Please say chickens don't carry strange diseases that can be transmitted through pecking. [​IMG] That is what the person I bought them from said and I am so hoping she is right.

    TIA for any replies.
     
  2. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Songster

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    not that i know of...
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

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    I've never worried about it when the chickens break my skin one way or another.

    Just wash it out really well. Keep it clean and I think it will be fine.

    -Kim
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:They don't, but they walk through poop quite a bit, and can easily get infected.

    Keep it clean and covered with neosporin.
     
  5. mackenziesmomma

    mackenziesmomma In the Brooder

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    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE QUICK REPLIES!!! I love this place, y'all are great! [​IMG]
     
  6. penella22

    penella22 In the Brooder

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    Glad to find this thread...just went out to check on my girls and lo and behold the heater had evaporated all their water again! I went to get their waterer and the most dominant hen pecked me hard enough to break the skin. I have washed it out and covered it in neosporin, but was afraid it might be like the time I got a cat bite and found out the hard way how dangerous that can be.

    Hopefully I got neosporin on it fast enough.
     
  7. That has happened to me many times over the last 50+ years. My solution has always been wash my hands twice. Once with soap and water and then with hydrogen peroxide. Then just put a non stick bandage on it without the ointment. It seems to heal much faster without the ointment for me. Never once had a chicken peck get infected. Maybe she was trying to tell you something about running out of water. [​IMG]
     

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