How to treat wound on my hen (raccoon)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lostfan1, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. lostfan1

    lostfan1 Chirping

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    I have 2 free range hens. They are “older” and do not lay anymore so they are my pets. Yesterday a raccoon attacked one of my girls. Thank goodness my husband got to her in time and saved her. She does have minor injuries. It was hard to tell at first I thought she just lost a bunch of feathers and a little skin, I didn’t see any blood. Today I was looking her over and noticed two spots that had bled. Back end and shoulder. She’s doing good eating drinking walking around. My question is should I clean the wound or flush it with saline ? I couldn’t get Blu-kote today so I’m going tomorrow morning. What’s your opinions?

    Thank you
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Flushing the wound with saline is cleaning it, and then just spray with blu-kote. Good luck to you and your girl!
     
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