EMERGENCY...... chicken injury what do I do??!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nharbison0722, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! Today I went into my coop and found two chickens inside. One was pecking at the others rear end and I took a look at it and below the "butt" there was a huge round injury that was bleeding. I don't know what to do or how to help. I feel so helpless and want to do something! I'm going to post a couple pics to see if anyone can give me some advice. I have separated her and placed her in a large kennel in our garage. ANY suggestions and help would be soooo appreciated. I also noticed one other hen pecking at the rear of another one of my birds, however she had no injuries. Is this hen the aggressor and need to be dealt with? I'm so lost and need some guidance please! (The injury, and excuse me for being crude, but it's below the chickens butt hole) don't know if that helps?!
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  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spray Veterciyn on the wound(Can be found at local feed stores).After a week has gone by you can put Blu Kote on it the put her back in the flock.

    Lack of space will cause Pecking issues.
     
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  3. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help and advice.
    I will start that today. I swear she needs stitches it looks so bad. I feel terrible about it. They have a huge run that they are in. There are 10 birds total.
    Thanks again,
    Neil
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
  5. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not that I'm aware of. They are all 9 months old and supposedly girls
     
  6. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've submitted pics and have been told they were hens
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How does her vent feel?Hard?Soft?
     
  8. nharbison0722

    nharbison0722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Firm
     
  9. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have a hard time pooping?I would do what i said above.
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That could be a prolapsed vent. Take a look at these links, and if it is, honey or preparation H hemorroid cream can be applied to help reduce the swelling. The red area should be kept moist so that it does not dry out and die. Then keep trying to push the internal tissue back inside. Only do this is if seems to be a prolapsed vent or cloaca. Vent pecking can lead to cannibalism.It may occur if chickens are not getting out of their coop or they have too little room. Feeding less that 16-20% protein in their chick feed can also lead to this. Below are some links to help tell if it is a prolapse:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
    https://www.beautyofbirds.com/Prolapse.htm
    http://articles.extension.org/pages...nibalism-in-small-and-backyard-poultry-flocks
     
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