Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kcschickies, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Kcschickies

    Kcschickies Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    Hello, I'm a bit new to this but I need some advice. Got a chicken from murdochs, she was picked on. Any advice on how to heal her hurt? She acts fine but the skin around the scab has split and it's very pink. I really wouldn't want to loose her.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Sorry about your hen. My first suggestion would be to carefully clean and examine the wound. Use water, hydrogen peroxide, and a wet wash cloth to remove dirt and debris from the area. That way you will be able to determine the exact severity of the issue. After that is done, try to get some clear, well lit, close-up photos of the area and post them here:

  3. Kcschickies

    Kcschickies Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    Ok, thank you.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would isolate her from the flock before they do worse damage. In the interim you can clean her wound with saline solution. Hydrogen Peroxide can burn healthy tissue. After the wound is clean, you can put Neosporin oint.(NO CAINE product) to aid healing.

    Chickens generally have great recuperative powers IF, the wound doesn't get infected. Be on the lookout for increased redness, swelling, odor as that would call for antibiotics to heal. Also don't let the victim outdoors if you are in a warm climate, flies love to lay eggs in a wound to feed the soon to hatch maggots. Maggots can cause much more damage that the original wound and are hard to eliminate.
  5. Kcschickies

    Kcschickies Just Hatched

    Mar 26, 2017
    The chicks in there now haven't picked at it. I have put ointment on it, but I'm worried with how pink it is and that the swelling has made the skin on her wing split
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and welcome to BYC. Great to have you aboard. Heed the advice of Misha and Diva. Good luck and thanks for joining BYC!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I hope the ER folks can help you out with your girl.

    Best wishes!
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Kcschickies [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your girl and best wishes for a full recovery.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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