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How to treat a cut??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickTucson, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. ChickTucson

    ChickTucson In the Brooder

    May 8, 2013
    I haven't had an injured hen before now. She was attacked by a cat and has a cut on her eye. I can keep her separate until she is better, but what should I do to prevent infection?

    How long until the other hens won't bother her injury?

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Most injuries on the skin, you can clean up with normal saline, weak betadine and water, or soap and water. If it is in the eye, I would just use saline. Neosporin or Triple antibiotic ointment is good to apply to the skin or eye. Keeping everything clean is key, and any redness the others will probably peck her. Posting a picture of the injury might also help.

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