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

    Nov 27, 2012
    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

    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    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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