Chicken scalped by coop mates

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by swimmomRN, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. swimmomRN

    swimmomRN New Egg

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    Hi,

    My chicken was scalped by her coop mates and probably lost an eye:(. She is doing well..eating, drinking, etc..[​IMG] My question is this: she now has an "over growth" of tan, crusty "stuff" surrounding the original wound and her (now) bad eye. It also is now beginning on her uninjured eye. It sort of reminds me of "proud flesh" that horses can get when injured. Has anyone had any experience with this? Should I try and remove this "crusty" stuff or what:/? I would appreciate any help/ advice!

    Pam
     
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Hi Pam - welcome to BYC. Sorry to hear about your chicken. When did this happen? Did you clean the wound at the time with something like Betadine? If not, you should probably clean it well and apply Neosporin. I'm not sure what you are saying is beginning to happen to her good eye. Wish I could help more.
     
  3. swimmomRN

    swimmomRN New Egg

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    Hi and thanks for the repy. As an RN the first thing I grab is betadine!! I have the swabs. I did clean it and put triple antidiotic ointment on it. She is doing fine otherwise, but I keep her separated, even from her friends. Seems they want to pick at the scabs. Hope this other crusty stuff comes off. I am putting teremycin(?) in her eye(s).

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  4. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chicken wounds heal well on their own, but a can of blue kote goes a long way to help keep the wound clean, and will help from others pecking on it too as it tastes bad. If you are concerned with an infection, try a broad spectrum antibiotic like terramycin in it's drinking water for a few days. It's good to keep it separate until it heals better too. Good luck!
     

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