How do you bandage a hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AxelFlynn08, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. AxelFlynn08

    AxelFlynn08 Chirping

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    From the same person whose wyandotte hen randomly lost a leg. I'd like to keep her around the house to keep a closer eye on her, but we have blow flies and fruit flies who will lay eggs in her wound. I dislike the thought of taping feathers, and I don't exactly have any band-aids that I know of. I could double check. I have it packed with steril cotton balls to keep the insects out currently.

    Edit: Nope, no band-aids.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  2. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Songster

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    Maybe Vaseline would stop them?
     
  3. nuttyboo

    nuttyboo Chirping

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    What about a tensor bandage
     
  4. AxelFlynn08

    AxelFlynn08 Chirping

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    Mm, very good idea. Thank you.
     
  5. AxelFlynn08

    AxelFlynn08 Chirping

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    I don't think I have one of those right now :c
     

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