Hen bleeding in head area.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GhettoRoo, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, as a rule when I let my birds free range and leave them riding away, there something bad always hapen. So today:
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    Dunno, probably she rend over something.
    Lost a pretty amount of blood i guess.

    I washed it, and try to end bleeding, but I aint got a ``brilliant green solution``..

    Put her with toiletpaper on head, in dark place to calm. After it im think to give breed sop in electrolyte water.
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  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that something always seems to happen. We went from freeranging, to supervised freeranging (and the biggest rooster still lost an eye from a raven.) and now fenced in with supervison. Just too many things out there in our area, unfortunately.

    About your hen... is the wound on her comb or her head? Comb injuries can bleed a lot. Is there any huge, gaping holes? Putting slight pressure on the tissue will help it to stop bleeding. I would keep her separated from the others for a few days or until the wound seems to be well on it's way to be healing well so she doesn't get re-injured.

    There is a product you can purchase (or online) called, "Blue Kote." Runs about $7.00. It's very violet colored and antibacterial, and helps to keep chickens from pecking at a wound. (they are very attracted to red.) After there's a bit of a scab you could apply it. It stains terribly on feathers, skin, hands and clothing- anything porous so wear gloves, and don't get it on your face.

    Yes, give her some electrolyte water. You could feed her a single scrambled egg with buttermilk, yogurt or water to help make sure she took in liquid. Feed when mostly cool. I chop it up, cool it with water, and then add the buttermilk or whatever I'm adding. (It's a rare bird that can resist scrambled eggs.)

    Good luck. Let us know how she does.
     
  3. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for advices. Blue-kote, would need to buy, once vet gave for a time. Actually i even didnt saw a wound, but its probably from comb, somewhere where attached to head cuz of so much blood.
    Im worried only now about others, who can peck her. I bring her back with others, cuz its roost time, and while they sleep, the wound will solidify. She is in fence with 19 chickens, and she's under 5-6 chickens from pecking order, youngsters there.. So hope she aint gonna be pecked. But will go tomorrow immediately to take a look. Will make them free range tomorrow again, cuz temperature will be good.
     
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  4. Eggcessive

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    Do you have a dog cage that would fit inside the coop, so that you could leave in with the others, but she wouldn't be pecked while she heals? Put food and water inside. Neosporin ointment (plain) can be applied to the wound. That is a significant head wound with a lot of blood. The blood will turn black, but I would put some saline in her eyes and don't get BluKote or anything else in her eye. Do you have a rooster who may have done this? If so I would pull him out of there, or any hen that has been that agressive.
     
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  5. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will figure out something after take a look of her, tommorow. The first thought was, mby my young rooster who want to mate, but dont know how, is done this. But no blood in his beak, but mby it was him. Dont know.
    I can smear unguentum streptocidi 10 ointment. Its for healing and clearing, kind a..
     
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  6. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So thx for advices etc...
    She's fine. In next morning went to watch her. Even blood mess is almost clear. And till today noone have hurted her to open the wound again.
    -Will post some pic of here in fullsize, to just see my hen.
     
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm glad she is doing better, and hope she recovers well.
     

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