Hen injured by roos spur now she is limping.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenmomma2, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. chickenmomma2

    chickenmomma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens was sliced pretty deep by the roos spur. I brought her in and cleaned it up. I then examined it and it didn't appear that anything other than the outer layer of skin was sliced. I sewed her up but she is limping pretty bad. The injury happened on Saturday and it is now Wednesday. Any input please? Thanks. I don't have the money for the vet. Just to walk in the door is $55 and I am flat busted broke.
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would'nt worry to much.I limped for a few days to after my roo attacked me! The only thing a vet would do is criticize your stitches and clean the wound then send you home with a huge bill and a bottle of antiseptic/antibiotic. Just clean it daily with peroxide or something and keep bacitrcin,neosporin or other of your choice on it and give her a little extra love and attention and I think she will be fine!

    By the way where is everybody buying these suture kits 'cause I want one!
     
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  3. chickenmomma2

    chickenmomma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the encouragement. Actually my "suture kit" was a needle and thread out of my sewing kit that I sterilized. The pharmacist said that would work.
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good to know! Thanks!
     
  5. chickenmomma2

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    Update on my injured hen. Her wound is looking really good. I have allowed her out of her cage and she's walking around the enclosed back porch. Physical therapy. I took her outside the other day and within 10 minutes 2 of the hens had jumped her and were picking at her. She didn't have her "fight" back so I brought her back inside. Hopefully it will warm up after this snow we have had and I can take her out again this weekend to try to reintergrate her. But, she's doing fine.
     
  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent News!!! Our rehab chicken now officially acts like a pet dog so you've been warned!!!
     
  7. chickenmomma2

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    LOL.....thanks for the heads up. That will make 3 that will act like pet dogs. I already have Thelma and Sophia who come when called and follow me around. Penny will be "puppy number 3". [​IMG]
     

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