Cut on a Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by abbysilkys, May 2, 2017.

  1. abbysilkys

    abbysilkys Out Of The Brooder

    Yesterday my dog got near my four week old chickens and she accidentally scratched a chickens head. The cut goes from the edge of her left eye, through her ear, and a little bit farther. I have been putting antibiotic cream on it and I cleaned it with hydrogen peroxide. What other ideas do you guys have that could help her cut? Also, could I put scar glue to help close it up? Thanks!

    She is also in a separate area from all her other chicken friends and not liking being alone.
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Can you post some photos?
    How deep are the wounds?

    General wound care would be to keep the wound clean - use saline, diluted betadine or soap/water to flush out any dirt/debris (peroxide is fine for the initial cleaning, but can be damaging to the skin with repeated use). Apply triple antibiotic ointment/cream.

    As for gluing the wound together, depending on how deep, it is usually not necessary. Chickens can heal fairly well with the above treatment.

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