Hen with wound-what do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ratgirl, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. ratgirl

    ratgirl Hatching

    Jun 4, 2008
    Golden Valley, AZ
    One of my hens has a round punture wound on her side, below her wing. I thought she got it from the rooster's spur when he mounted her. It is growing in size, is very red and bloody and weeping. Can I help her or is it too late? Please help.
    Thank you!!!
  2. 1ElvisFan

    1ElvisFan In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2007
    Bring her in, clean her up with warm water and some hand soap... use a triple antibiotic ointment on her, bandaging will be tough. I'd put some Terramycin and/or electrolytes in her water. I just got a hen through some sort of attack, the people here will help more, but thats where I'd start until they pop on with more info. Pics will also help them to help you.

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