Green Skin Around Wound

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  1. Dhealey

    Dhealey New Egg

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    One of our chickens was pecked to the bone on her head a few days ago. We washed his wound with soap and water, and then put Neosporin, hydrogen peroxide and other antibiotics on her head. She seems to be eating and drinking fine, but there is a concerning green tint on her skin.


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    It may be hard to see, but there is a green area there. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    My guess is that the greenish area is bruising of the skin and flesh, which is normal if she was pecked pretty hard on the head. As long as she's acting normal, eating, and drinking, I wouldn't be too concerned. For more answers, though, you may want to post in the Emergencies section: Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures

    Good luck with her!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry about your bird. Keep up with being clean and using some sort of saline solution. Neosporin is great to use too. Just keep an eye on her and if she starts to look like she has an infection, you may need to start the antibiotics. Wyandottes has left you with the link to our emergency section.

    Make sure to mix her back into the flock very slowly from a cage for 3 or 4 weeks so she doesn't get bullied again.

    I hope she makes a full recovery.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help

    Sorry about your bird![​IMG]

    Two Crows and Wyandottes have given you great advice. Good luck!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think it is just bruising like with people, the skin can be purple then greenish, then yellow before it goes back to normal. I wouldn't use anymore peroxide on her, it really burns . A saline solution followed by Neosporin (NO CAINE) should be fine for her. If her wound gets infected , stinky, oozing pus etc. she would require something stronger.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Hope your chick is OK.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry about your injured bird. Like the other posters said, the green is probably just bruising. Watch out for further signs of infection (swelling, pus, etc.), but don't worry too much about it. Chickens have an amazing ability to heal.

    Good luck!
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Hope your chicken recovers. Welcome, glad you joined us.
     

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