GRAPHIC PICS of my day learning to caponize

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kassaundra, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Poco Pollo

    Poco Pollo Vista de Nada Farm

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    The two birds I caponized for a friend went home yesterday. They were both eating and drinking normally, and both had good strong scabs formed after just one day. I used a spritz of Vetricin on each incision. I did not stitch any of the incisions. I'd pulled the skin to one side before making the incision so that when the skin was released, the two openings would not be aligned. I'll update their progress as I get news from the owner.
     
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  2. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. WalkingWolf1

    WalkingWolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I want to do. I "played around" with this idea when I did mine but chickened out after the procedure -- the wound looked too big and the skin incision was not as far away from the cavity opening as I would have liked (ie. I lost my nerve). I ended up stitching and they healed up. Great job Poco Pollo. You are definitely leading the posse around the curve.
     
  4. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    The last ones I did I did not stitch, and I think it did went better, healed fast much less wind puffs then when I stitched them closed.
     
  5. WalkingWolf1

    WalkingWolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to hear. Thanks Kass -- I'm all about LESS wind puff -- geesh.[​IMG]
     
  6. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I used LocTite superglue. Works great as long as you get the edges close, keep your gloves out of the way, use small amounts, and get it completely dry before you let the wing down against it to prevent feathers from sticking. I left a very small opening on one end so the air could escape to help prevent wind puffs.....seemed to work. Early on, the incisions were bigger, and like you, I wasn't comfortable with the size of the opening. Hopefully a different retractor will help me with that, and I can just leave open.
     
  7. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok so now I have both downloaded and I can switch back and forth. (like someone mentioned) Thanks [​IMG]
     
  8. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!![​IMG]
     
  9. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    BCMaraniac, I am so pumped up about the tools. Poco charged my paypal for shipping today and will be shipping. After I get some chickens to practice on you DO realize I'm gonna be on the phone to you ... [​IMG] A little "skeered"
     
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  10. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    I looked on Ebay and couldn't fine anything like these [​IMG]
     

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