How do I get feathers out of a scab on my chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kymmi, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. kymmi

    kymmi Just Hatched

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    I have a chicken I rescued and one of my dogs got a hold of her the second night it's been six days and there is feathers now stuck in the scab and I don't know how to get them out[​IMG]
     
  2. peeper89

    peeper89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch! I dont know how to get that out but hope she get better soon
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome @kymmi

    Sorry to hear about the dog attack on your rescue. If it seems to be pulling on those feathers because they are stuck in the scab you could use some warm water to gently bathe it to try and soften the scab slightly so the feathers can be released. A pair of tweezers would be very handy to gently remove the feathers. Personally I wouldn't remove the scab as this is protecting the wound still.

    Good luck :fl
     
  4. kymmi

    kymmi Just Hatched

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    Ok cool thanks! I'll try that out. Yeah I don't wanna remove the scab as there's no sign of infection.
     

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