I have a hen bleeding profusely at the neck!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sfives, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. sfives

    sfives Out Of The Brooder

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    At first I wasn't sure if the hen was diseased or suffered an injury. Now I know for sure she had an injsury of some kind. i know I need to separate her for sure. Under the feathers all around the neck she is bleeding profusely. I cannot find a vet in my area to treat her, although I'm still looking. I have no idea how to treat her. Help!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Put some firm pressure on it (without choking her) to stop the bleeding. Than take a deep breath! If you can stop the bleeding you'll be able to tell how severe it is and what needs to be done next.
     
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I had a hen that was sick once and it seems the flock knew this. I got home from work and her neck was in the condition you described. I checked the beaks of the flock and found the bullies. I think it is their instinct to behave this way. I am not saying that is what happened, but giving you one thing to look into. I hope she is going to be ok. Good Luck.
     
  4. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Oh that's bad! Maybe she got attacked by something?(Dog, cat, hawk, etc.?) if you can't find a vet, I would put something(like a wet cloth, or something) on the wounds to help stop bleeding. I'm sorry I can't be of much help. Not sure what you can do for her. [​IMG]
    I hope someone with more knowledge comes and helps you! [​IMG] Don't panic, and good luck to you and the hen! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    put all purpose flour on or cornstartch immediately to stop the bleeding.
     
  6. sfives

    sfives Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter who is out there all the time also thinks the other hens have pecked her. I'll create a separate pen for her tomorrow and watch and see what happens. She's still eating and drinking but it's a nasty mess under her feathers.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    When that happened to mine, i rinsed it with saline solution to clean the area and i gave her an area to rest.
    Maybe some yogurt and/or vitamins in her water. The next day my hen already looked so much better.
    The hole on her neck was about the size of a 50 cent piece. I was amazed at how fast she healed. But it might be a warning that something is wrong with her....... or just the bottom of the pecking order too i suppose. Spoil her to she isn't lonely [​IMG]
     

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