Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Open Wound On Head, what should i do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barred-rocks-rock, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    After the fair, i finally integrated my flock with my australorp. i went out this evening and they had torn feathers off of her head, and there was a little bald spot with a little gash that was bleeding . I put her back with the little girls, and she seemed not to notice the pain. What should i do? I have a dog-crate i could put her in.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Wrong section [​IMG]
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Oh and sorry i put this in the wrong thread. this was open on my computer so i just started typing.
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    first move post to injuries and diseases. then put her in a crate. the others will be attracted by the blood and peck more. they do make a topical ointment that makes it blue so they leave it alone. but I can't remember what it is
  5. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    I have moved her to a separate pen , and im not sure what i should do next?
  6. BirdMom

    BirdMom Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Blu-kote. Should be available at your feed store. Our roo was a little overagressive when he was first with the girls, and he nearly scalped his favorite girl when she tried to get away. We kept her in a box in our laundry room for a few weeks, spraying the blu-kote on her regularly as directed, and she healed up well.

    Once she was healed, we were ready to put her back with the others, but we first let her free-range outside the run for a little while every day for a couple of weeks, then would put one of the less aggressive hens out with her, then gradually let them all out and after a little while of free-ranging put her in with them. They pecked a teeny bit off and on the first couple of days, but now they leave her alone.

    If you don't want to babysit her while you free-range her outside their pen, if you've got room in the coop, putting her in a dog crate inside the pen or run with them so they can get more used to her should help, after she's healed.

    Chickens heal amazingly well if given the chance, so get some blu-kote on her or maybe some antibiotic ointment, you'll have to look it up on other threads to make sure it's chicken safe, but lots of people use that, too. Good luck! Poor little sweetie.
  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Its morning, and her tail is pointed to the right. She is squinting her left eye. Still eating and drinking. Seems to be happy. Buying blukote today.
  8. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Adna Washington
    This happened to one of my girls too. Get the blue coat and paint away, but be warned, the blue sticks to your skin better than it will to the chicken.

    Just when you manage to get her painted up, she will then shake her head and splatter the excess everywhere.

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