Hello with injured chicken

Lzbtha86

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Nov 10, 2018
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Hi,

My mom has cinnamon queen hens one was free ranging aline ad my nephews dof and mine attacked her. So we brought her inside cleaned her with saline, put neosporin. My question is the tore through her feathers and skin so we tried to bandage her, which didn't work. So should we keep her moistened with neosporun since her meat us showing. Or is there anything more we should be doing. She is eating drinking water and using the bathroom.
 

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Eggcessive

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Welcome to BYC. If you could see a vet right away, that would be best. I would get some Vetericyn Wound Spray and spray it on the wound twice a day. If you don’t have that use saline. Then keep it moist with plain Neosporin ointment. Trim back any feathers that get into the wound. Keep her warm in a 70-75 degree F environment. Is her crop in her right upper chest where her food is stored, intact or punctured? Is any food or liquid leaking out of it?
 

micstrachan

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Oh, poor lovely. Neosporin should take care of it, but watch for infection and be prepared to administer antibiotics, if needed. I would also provide supportive care (warm, safe, calm place to rest, along with vitamins & electrolytes, plus extra protein like tuna, egg, or liver for tissue repair). Can you keep her inside for a bit?
 

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The main thing is to keep the skin clean and moistened with the antibiotic ointment. The wound will gradually close up over weeks. We see this sort of thing on BYC occasionally, and many do well if there are no internal injuries or damage to the crop. Keep the others away from her with the use of a crate, and if flies are a problem right now, she might do better inside. I will look for a couple of other cases to read and see pics of wounds, and how they healed.
 

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