Help needed hen with major headache- slightly graphic pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dragonchick, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor Barred Rock hen has been pecked to the extent that her comb is gone. The skin is gone all the way down to the bone. She was fine this morning and now she looks like this. Shes eating and drinking fine and acts as if it doesn't really bother her, I'm the one thats spazing out. I have her in a crate in the house for the time being. For meds I have BlueKote, Terramycin soluble power, and the normal people meds for cuts and scrapes, but I don't think a band-aid is going to fix this one. I also have some Lever Bac anti bacterial hand wash. The one doing the pecking will be dumplings tomorrow morning if I can stay awake. Have an 8 hour shift to do tonight. It looks worse in person than it does in the picture but she wouldn't keep her head still. Please advise me as to what to do.
    Andi

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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  2. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    clean it out with some saline or and cover it with triple antibiotic or neosporin. Keep her seperated from the other chickens. It will take a while to heal but she should be fine. I had a chicken with a huge opening and she is now fine.
    Good luck
    tink
     
  3. dragonchick

    dragonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks tink. I have the neosporin but not the saline.
     

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