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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amberross, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. amberross

    amberross New Egg

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    My 9month old hen was attacked by my brothers dog on the 2nd. I took her to the vet where she received 6stitches between her 5 bite wounds. Well little miss decided to rip one of the stitches out by her neck and has continued to pluck and pick at the wound causing it to double in size. I had to start her antibiotics, and a cream from the vet but she continues to react this way. I know it itches, and I'm afraid if I take her back to the vet they will put her down because the hole is now too big to stitch.
    Is there a spray I could use? Could I wrap a ace bandage around her neck? Or just put her down?
    She is now a full fledged pet and inside. I can't see putting her threw much more. I am concerned if I wrap her neck it may get a serious infection from lack of air or she eats the stitching from the bandage. Please help
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You might try getting a lose sock and put it over her head and down the neck. This will feel freaky to her at first, but it will work similar to the cone collars that dogs wear after surgery. It may take a while for her to stop fussing with it but eventually she will have to stop. If she can't bite at it, then hopefully it heals.

    You can also post this in our emergency section too for more ideas...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck and I hope you can get her healed up soon!!
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    So sorry about your little hen. Can you post a photo of the wound so that we can better see the location and details to offer suggestions on how to best address the picking?
     
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  4. amberross

    amberross New Egg

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    I am at work but as soon as I get home I will.
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Sorry to hear about your hen. :hugs
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope we will be able to offer better suggestions once we see where the wound is positioned
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry about your hen!
     
  8. amberross

    amberross New Egg

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    Close up
     
  9. amberross

    amberross New Egg

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    Where its located
     
  10. amberross

    amberross New Egg

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    Far few.
     

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