How to make a turkey cover for wound?

greyartist

Songster
10 Years
Jan 22, 2010
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I have a hen that has a large gash on her side. I guess from the toms or something tried to get her trough the wire. I was thinking of something to go over her to cover the wound and protect her. Some sort of cloth tube? I don't think a standard hen apron would go down far enough to cover the wound. Any ideas on how to do it?
 

doubleostud

Songster
11 Years
Sep 10, 2008
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
Normally I just clean the wound the put corona cream one it. Then I just wrap it with an ace bandage if need be although most of the time I don't wrap it and I have had great luck with full recoveries.
 

Steve_of_sandspoultry

Crowing
10 Years
Apr 4, 2009
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Eastern North Carolina
A cut on the side of the hens is usually caused by mating. Poultry heal amazingly fast, the only thing I do is watch for infection and let them heal up. if it's a mating wound and she is still in with the toms it will get worse if they try to mate her again.

Steve
 

pdpatch

Songster
11 Years
Apr 5, 2008
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Hastings, Nebraska
Depending on the size of the wound clean the wound and use blue coat to spray over the wounds. Large wound may require a few stitches to close. Blue coat creates an artificial scab over the wound to seal it up.

Tom
 

ivan3

spurredon
12 Years
Jan 27, 2007
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BOCOMO
Spraying some Adams tick a flea spray (or the like) on the wing feathers (not on wound) will keep the majority of flies from bothering wound.
 

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