HELP! ROSEBUD SKINNED-WARNGRAPHIC PICS **UPDATE***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WindyOaksYokes, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    PLEASEEEE Help me.... I have been keeping an eye on Rosebud lately.... and today... OMGoodness, I caught her and this is what I found. We put Peroxide and Triple antibiotic ointment on her. Is there anything else we need to do for her>????? Brought her in the house, she is in her own little hospital where she will STAY!!!!!!!!.... Here are the pictures.... WARNING GRAPHIC PICS BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!! There is a nice sized gash... and she is bare on most of her back. Does she have enough room????? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] My poor Rosebud [​IMG]

    Edited to add.... I feel like such a bad momma!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh sweetie, you are NOT a bad momma. I have 1 in the hospital pen right now.....with the same ROOSTER DAMAGE!!! Better get a hold of those roosters spurs...I cleaned it up with wound flush..and applied neosporin...she is healing nicely! Yours will too!
     
  3. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, i had the same thing happen to my duck.I gave her a bath, then put her in a seperate pen. I put the neosporin on it and I had a bottle of Amoxcillin on hand and put a bit into her water... it cleared up. I'm not sure on the dosage anymore since this was a while back but that is just what i did.... i'm sure someone like Diana or Wes could help you out. Good Luck!
     
  4. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Deb, thank you!!! I am just so upset!!! DH said he is going to take care of spurs as soon as possible!!! The gash, can't really see it but it kinda deep... do I need to put Neosporin all over the exposed area? How long will it take to heal. Do I keep her in there and in the house??? can I put her out on the porch in the "hospital" when it is nice outside so the others do not forget her??? [​IMG] I have so many questions... I just don't know what to do... how often, when, ugggg.... Thanks Deb,.
     
  5. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Amoxcillin on hand and put a bit into her water...

    I don't have any... would an asprin work??? how much... right now I have a bowl of water in there for her... need to wash a waterer for her.... Im so lost​
     
  6. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my girls had the same thing I filled the hole up with Nrosporin everyday and sometimes at night. I wasnt so worried about dirt but more worried about flies. It will take a while but she will be fine. I also put peroxide on it daily for a while. Some wont agree with me, but she is fine now.
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  7. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Despurring roosters is easy, much easier than I thought.

    (You'll need some Stop-Bleed poweder and a pair of pliers.)

    Hold the roo on his back, then take the pliers and gently twist the spur loose. Some people prefer to oil the spurs first, but I have not found this necessary. You'll be surprised at how easily they come off. Immediately pack the bleeding spur with the Stop-Bleed powder and put him in a quite place for a little while until the bleeding stops. They actually don't lose very much blood from it, and it doesn't seem to bother them very much. I'm guessing this is a natural thing, since spurs get broken off all the time when roos fight. (I've even had them get spurs caught on things and break them off on their own.) The spurs grow back pretty fast, so in a month or so, it will be replaced by a new small one.

    (Darned Enter key!!)

    What I was trying to get to is that if you despur your roo, you won't see injuries like this very often. I've had to do it to a few of my more amorous roos, and a couple of more aggressive ones. Your hens will thank you. [​IMG]
     
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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's not that bad. [​IMG]

    Just keep it clean and it will heal up. Maybe a saddle would be good for it to help heal. I had a hen once who's whole flap on skin over their back and thigh was ripped down from a coon. Flushed it and stuck it back in place and healed right up.
     
  9. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i've never given aspirin but go to this site, it should help you. http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html

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    had to look it up i don't know much about meds i rather you be in the clear. Hope it helps
    It's not a bad wound it will heal up just fine. [​IMG]
     
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  10. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Windy, Dont worry, you are not a bad momma, blame the roo. Diana comes on later as she is in a different time zone where she is but you will get some good help anyway.
    I dont know all the products you have over there which is why I dont answer most injury posts.
    Good luck, she will be fine, they dont look at pain like we do and she probably doesnt even know the extent of her ailment.
    Relax Hon.
    Hugs
     

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