Help! Chicken has a really bad wing injury!

FuzzyCritters

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I noticed yesterday one of my Delaware pullets had an injury on her wing. It looks to be a really bad peck injury. I think she must have gotten a small scratch on her wing, and the other chickens started to peck the blood and caused a lot of damage. I trimmed the wing feathers around the wound and washed it with Vetricyn, applied antibacterial ointment, wrapped her wing, and separated her into a crate.

Today it looks a lot worse. It is a lot more swollen, and some of skin has turned green. I have no idea if that is bruising or infection or something else. I pulled a couple of feathers out of the wound, and they slid right out. The inside of feather had pus in it, I assume from the wound. Does this mean it has abscessed, or gotten infected? I washed the wound and applied the same treatment as yesterday.

Other than her injury, she is healthy. She is still acting normal, eating and drinking, no lethargy.

I am really worried her wound is infected and might become septic. What kind of antibiotics can I give her to prevent that? Vet care is not an option, but I will do everything else I can to help her.

Here are the pictures from today:
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View from the bottom of the wing
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Wrapping method. I made sure that wrapping didn't inhibit her normal functions very much. I don't want to have to wrap her, but otherwise she eats the ointment off and pokes her wound.
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Thanks for reading all the way through.
 

CluckerFamily

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I am so sorry.
I don't have experience with this.
I hope she feels better.
I would also use vetericyn.
Do you free range or have an open run that maybe the wound was caused by a predator?
 

FuzzyCritters

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I am so sorry.
I don't have experience with this.
I hope she feels better.
I would also use vetericyn.
Do you free range or have an open run that maybe the wound was caused by a predator?
Thanks for the kind words. They stay in the run during the morning, and I let them out after eagle hunting hours, usually somewhere between 10 and 11:00. I don't think it was a predator because I saw her injury right after I let them out yesterday, but it is possible. I have been using Vetricyn to clean the wound up.
 

Anime2lover

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It seems if it's already infected, which it seems it is to me, I might try putting bluekote on? Also supplementing with vitimine supplement for animals will only help to give them more energy to fight off infection to. Sorry about your bird.
 

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