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hen injured by tom

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by valewife, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    My hen has a very bad gash on her back under her wing.
    Looks like the tom's toenails ripped the skin open.
    They were 1 yr old in March so this is their first breeding season.
    The tom still hasn't quite figured it out- he stomps her until she can't stand it and gets away from him.
    I coated the wound with Neosporin and will begin Duramycin in her water
    Anything else I should do -or do differently ?
    Thanks for any advice.
  2. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2009
    laguna hills CA
    Depending on the severity of the gash she probably needs to be separated from the tom. It will only get deeper with breeding attempts. May want to put in a couple of sutures if it is realy long and deep already.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho

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