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hen tering up bandages

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmccann, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am at my wits end hen has hole in back about the size of quarter about quarter of inch deep she is in a pen by her self she is now tearing up bandages the vet put these on her . thanks every body for help
     
  2. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you saying she has a hole in the skin on her back? How did it happen?
    I would just slather it with antibiotic ointment and leave it at that. Are you in a real warm climate? The big concern with open wounds in warmer weather is maggots. If that's not a concern right now, leave her in her own crate and treat her wound and leave it open. Good luck.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, leave it open.........Pop
     
  4. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she picked feathers out then the other ones kept picking her , vet said no bugs she is in good cond, but she will not stop picking at it she is on antibotics, do they pick at it cause it hurts i am in a colder climate thank you again
     
  5. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she picking at the wound, or the bandage? Chickens pick at almost anything. She sees it as something weird and pecks at it. They really take the world in through their beaks! Just leave it off.
     
  6. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    P.S. You'll have to keep her separated from the others until her wound completely heals, or they'll just peck it open again.
     
  7. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is picking the wound
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Can you get or make a saddle for her?

    Yesterday I read here that someone suggested using a small tee shirt. head through neck, feet through armholes, and cut holes for wings. Then used duct tape to tighten the bottom edge. (Not on the chicken) I can't find the link. Good luck

    Imp
     

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