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Hen has puncture wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Runamuckranch1, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 In the Brooder

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    I started a thread about my chickens getting attacked, one died, today noticed a triangle shaped chunk of skin about 1/4 of an inch wide out of the side under the wing, not really deep but the edges of the wound are apart. How do I treat this? I cleaned it and put Neosporin on it, I do have some sulfamethazine and some Corid, also vitamins for them. Can I use any of these or should I?
     

  2. taprock

    taprock Songster

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    It doesn't sound like you need an oral antibiotic. Keep it clean and put some ointment on it she should be fine. We had a girl attacked by a hawk with skin the size of half dollars missing and she healed up fine with basic wound care. Good luck hope she heals up and isn't too traumatized after the attack.
     
  3. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for answering, so no need for stitches?
     
  4. taprock

    taprock Songster

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    No stitches, if you ever have a large flap of skin you can use super glue to hold it in place.
     

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