Help with wound on hen's side.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wolfbaine30, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    I just found out my hen has a big hole on her right side from our rooster.I was needing to know what to use to clean the wound?How to go about stitching her up,or what to put on it?She is our first chicken we ever got and she means the world to us.So far the wound dont seem to be bothering her and she isnt bleeding real bad.Just want to get her healed up.Any help appreciated.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Same thing just happened here! Smoky, one of the blue Orps, has the same thing, really bad. You need some Betadine and dilute it by half (I think). Flush the wound with that and remove dead tissue, carefully. We used scissors for that. Fill the wound with Neosporin ointment and if you can, a piece of gauze over it to soak up the draining fluids would be good, but its hard to tape it unless the feathers are cut/plucked. She has to be separated like we did Smoky. Suede's spurs are now cut to 1" and blunted. They don't show pain much so it's easy to miss! We pulled the skin up and tacked it to the top skin with two stitches, though one came out. It does need to drain, so I would not stitch her up all the way.
  3. wolfbaine30

    wolfbaine30 Crazy Rooster

    May 5, 2008
    Blue Ridge,Georgia
    What would be a good antibotic to use??
  4. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Blu- Kote its a spray on antibiotic works great till it gets on your clotes = (
  5. SpeckledRoo

    SpeckledRoo Have Superglue-Will Travel!

    Apr 1, 2009
    Kevin, one thing Cyn left out is that we are injecting ours with 1/2 cc of Penicillin G per day for 3 days for infection.
  6. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Welcome to byc. Your babies I got from you and cyn are growing great. One of the BR. is a male. Sometime soon I will get a new picture for you and cyn. I think the blue is going to be a big girl. There is no comb growth at all. I will name her Maxine. Jean

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