How to keep flies off a wound??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coolchik, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. coolchik

    coolchik Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 19, 2015
    Front Royal, Va
    Hello all! I had a terrible fox/dog attack on my flock, and I have three hens with terrible deep wounds. So far I have applied vetricyn spray and gave them antibiotics, but how do I keep the flies off my hens? I'm pretty certain they will bounce back but the flies are so bad right now I just don't know what to do. I'm pretty sure I can't put gauze on a hen.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Bringing them inside is best, but Swat ointment in the horse medicines, can help. Fly traps, and permethrin spray in the coop may help. Fly strike in wounds will kill with maggot infestation, so I would try bringing them inside for a few days to prevent this.
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    X 2 - either convalesce them indoors until the wounds are closed or apply swat to the wounds.

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