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Chicken with large scab, should I remove it??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CountryChickenz, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. CountryChickenz

    CountryChickenz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I have a 3ish year old hen, she had gotten a wound on her back that healed with a scab, but recently got a small infection. The scab now it's constantly getting larger and larger(taller) and had a bad odor. I was told by a friend who is a vet, that I should remove it and dress it with neosporin and blue-cot. How do I remove the scab, just by studying and slowly working it off, and how should I keep the hen calm?
    Any help or hints would be great!! I can post pictures anyone would like!
    Thank you all so much for taking time to read, and for any help!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Soaking her in Epsom salts or warm soapy water for a time can help to soften a scab enough to allow it to be removed.
     
  3. CountryChickenz

    CountryChickenz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!!
     

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