chicken skin graph

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crystal94040, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. crystal94040

    crystal94040 Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    I was talking to my grandma about my chicken's injury about a week ago. She had an interesting idea. Because the wound is so large I can't stich it closed, she told me if I was planning on culling a meat bird to transplant some of the skin on my injured pet chicken. Would that really work?
    I'm not planning on ever trying it, just curious.
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I don't think that would work because skin grafts are done usually from self-donation - ie they take skin from the leg and move to the arm, etc of the same person.

    I would think you'd face the same rejection issues as any organ transplant patient.

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