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Chicken wound! PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maddy1122000, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. maddy1122000

    maddy1122000 Hatching

    Jan 8, 2015
    Something happened to our Buff Orpington she was over our back fence and was attacked but an unknown animal. We found no visible evidence that any animal had been there. We brought her inside and looked at her wounds and cleaned them out with vetericyn gel. One wound under her right wing is more of a puncture wound, with something that appears to be greenish/blue bruising. The wound under her left wing is more of a rip in the skin, with meat being exposed and appears to be turning green. Don't know if this is just from the meat being dry?? Please help!!!! We don't want to put her down and want to avoid vet bills.

  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chirping

    Aug 19, 2014
    Are there and paw prints? I think it was a possum but not sure.
    DO. NOT. PANIC! Take in a deep breath!
    Try to get her to eat and drink.
    Bring her inside and get her a small heat light (she may be cold if her body is giving up)
    Put her on a towel and clean her wounds.
    Can she stand?
    Write back!
    Good luck!
  3. maddy1122000

    maddy1122000 Hatching

    Jan 8, 2015
    @chasiekitten12 Thank you for the advice, we brought her inside and cleaned her all up. She was nestled in an indoor kennel for a couple weeks going out during the day and cleaned with vetricyn gel daily and she's all healed up now. There were no paw prints and we were considering an owl being a possibility because of the marks it left being under wings and on comb. Still unsure, we put the chickens away before dark now and there hasn't been a second attack thankfully.
  4. roseyred

    roseyred Songster

    Jun 5, 2014

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