Hen cut her leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LilyLovesBugs, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen cut her leg, it's not that deep, it is bleeding though, I keep finding little cuts on her leg that look like a scale fell off, but this one is a long cut down her leg. What should i put on it? I will go pick up some Blue Kote tomorrow if the other hens start pecking at it or you think it is really needed. Please help!
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You can clean it off with water and put a little neosporin on it. if it is actively bleeding you may want to separate her from the others until it stops just to prevent the others from pecking at the wound
     
  3. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, um now how do you put a gauze on her leg? it's too cold here to seperate her, though I wish we could.
     
  4. LilyLovesBugs

    LilyLovesBugs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is doing great now! I rubbed some antibotic on the sore and I taped a gauze around her leg, put plastic wrap (like vet wrap?) over that and taped it on. She is so great, she hasen't pecked at it once!
     

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