First aid for rooster caused wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cmlew99, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm such a wreck right now! I went outside today and was sitting with my three hens and rooster when I noticed one of my little Easter Eggers had a gash under her wing. She is extremely skittish, and I've only held her once, very much against her will. The gash is dark colored, I can't tell if its dark black or blue or purple. I just noticed it because she shifted her wing forward slightly. Otherwise it is completely hidden, and since I can't catch her I didn't see it.

    What should I do? I have Neosporin and Blu-Kote but that's just about it. I have no idea what to do. Please please please help me!
     
  2. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? I'm not sure how to deal with first aid wounds. How do I tell if its infected?
     
  3. dawg53

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    Flush the wound with betadine then apply neosporin. If there's a puncture, pack it with neosporin until healed. There will be a foul odor if it's infected/necrotic.
     
  4. cmlew99

    cmlew99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have betadine, would it be satisfactory just to use neosporin for now? Should I take her inside for the night and try to wash it with warm water? I just don't want to stress her out any more than I have to
     
  5. dawg53

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    Yes, clean it as best as you can removing dirt and debris and then apply the neosporin.
     

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