Hen with a gash on the back of her neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Zoo, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen was the victim of an over-eager and clumsy rooster. By the time I got to her, he had pulled out feathers on the back of her neck/head and bloodied her comb.
    I just noticed that she also has a large gash under the feathers. It's about an inch long and bloody but not dripping blood.
    Advice on what to do for it?

    She's been isolated into my loo and is acting normal otherwise.
     
  2. Donna R

    Donna R Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep her isolated and put neosporin or any triple antibiotic on the cut/gash. Put is on several times a day. You need to keep the cut soft so it doesn't dry out so it will heal. After it starts to heal, you can switch to vaseline to keep it soft. Once it is healed she can go back to the flock. Don't use an antiobiotic with pain relief in it.
     
  3. The Zoo

    The Zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - my husband was going to pick up some of the spray antibiotics because I'm worried if I rub the wound to get the ointment on, I'll just open it up more. Are these ok for chickens?
     

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