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Cock-Fighting Injuries

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicken_boy_Kurt, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    No, I don't fight my birds for sport. I own Sumatras and, being game breeds, they're aggressive and territorial. One of the cocks invaded another one's territory and they started fighting.

    The invader won. The loser I found in a dirty mess next to the coop. I'm pretty sure he's gonna survive, but he has numerous cuts and stuff on his head. I think he's at least semi-blind in one eye and possibly both.

    I put an antiseptic and healing salve all over his head to help heal the cuts and take down infection.

    ANY help would be appreciated.

    (You don't need to call me an idiot for not making sure they were seperate with more secure measures; I already know that and will fix that.)
     
  2. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we just had the same problem with 2 RIR's ..
    We seperated them and left them to get there senses back before we do anything else ...from info i got on here that was a wise choice because both are now doing alot better ..

    We plan on cleaning them up properly tomorrow ..they are both mudded up to the eyeballs and both have bad injuries to there head , also i believe one of them has also lost an eye in the battle .saying that though he is the most lively of the 2 at the minute..

    what im getting at is leave him alone in his own cage to help with the healing and reduce shock to him ... Hope this helps and i know how you feel


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=286387
     
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  3. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a yards full of games and every now and then one brakes loose and preety much i do the same thing you have done so farr .....sounds like your doing the best you can.. i cant think of anything else at the moment that you already did...


    good luck
     
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  4. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    okay well just wash his face well and make shure he's not got any "BIG" problems with him and to find out if he's half blind cover his other eye and wave a tastey snack infront of his eye if he goes to grab it you know he can see it clearly! [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    okay well just wash his face well and make shure he's not got any "BIG" problems with him and to find out if he's half blind cover his other eye and wave a tastey snack infront of his eye if he goes to grab it you know he can see it clearly! [​IMG]

    One problem: He won't open his eyes and he's almost too weak to stand up. (ALMOST)​
     
  6. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Update: He was crowing this morning (much to the annoyance of my family), which is a good sign. He still won't open his eyes, and if he's not blind, his eyelids are closed enough that he can't see movement.

    We're gonna put some anti-septic on his face and then the salve again.
     
  7. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems we are both in the same situation here,The naughty cocks we have are in the same condition ..its taken almost 4 days for them to get moving and are still no where near what normal, They are making noises though..not crowing just noises

    .. ours are having a good wash when we get a chance .. hopefully it will kick them back into reality
     
  8. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I'm just concerned that he can't eat or drink because he can't see. I give him a little water from an eye dropper and place a piece of layer crubles/mash in his mouth every once and a while. He occasionally swallows the food and always swallows the water.

    Good luck, Rennie.
     
  9. Country Cluck

    Country Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 roosters as well and they must have gotten in fight yesterday as omne had some comb damage (not major). He also had one eye closed when I looked him over and I thought maybe I poked him in the eye accidently while trying to get his head up to look at him. I took him into the garage and he still had one eye closed, so I took a towel and put some water on it and washed the area around his eye and his lid and I kept opening his eye to check on it. Well after I washed his eye lid a couple of times he finally opened it up. My thought was to go get some saline drops to put in his eye to wash it out if necessary, but I checked him over and he looked fine and both eyes were open and pupils were reactive and looked normal. I think he just wanted attention, but I'm still not sure if I got him in the eye or not. So, you might just want to take a damp cloth to their eyes and gently pry them open to see if their is anything wrong.
     
  10. rmyer

    rmyer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I also have a bantam that just lost his sight in one eye from a fight. I had him in the house for a week in our dog grate. Two nights ago he started crowing and really gained his strength back. We treated his left eye with opthalmic paste from the vet that I had left over from dogs and cats. It is simpy bacitracin used for humans and animals. My husband held him while I soaked his bad eye with a warm towel, wiped away the crusty drainage and this enabled him to open his eye up. I then held his head gently and applied the bacitracin right into the eye. By yesterday morning no more drainage, although the eye is ruined. If you can get someone to help you and get ahold of some eye ointment, that should really help. I turned him loose today for the 1st time but he is having a bad time adjusting to being a one eyed chicken. Wants to go in circles to compensate for the lack of vision on the left side. I am hoping this will rectify itself soon enough.
     

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