HELP!!!!!!!! Chickens leg is bleeding I need help FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tlreilly7, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. tlreilly7

    tlreilly7 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Aug 1, 2014
    Hello,


    when I went to the coop this morning noticed that one of my hen was sitting in the corner of the coop bleeding it is right above the scaly part of the leg. I don't now how to wrap it sense it is berried in feathers. Any ideas on how to help????[​IMG]



    thanks
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    5,362
    364
    263
    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR
    I would bring her inside and wash the blood off to see how bad it is. Dry her feathers if you get her wet. See if the cut keeps bleeding or not. Then put some antibiotic ointment on her. maybe a little gauze and hold in place with vet wrap is she keeps bleeding. If she stops on her own, just the ointment and monitor to be sure other chickens aren't pecking at her when she goes back to the coop.
     
  3. tlreilly7

    tlreilly7 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    22
    Aug 1, 2014
    Thanks I will go do that now.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by