I underestimated damage to #2 pullet!! :(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by frankenchick, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    I got Sassy out to clean her wounds and maybe put triple anti-bi ointment on her when I discovered that her injury is more serious than I thought. She's missing SKIN on the area on her tail and to the right rear. I can see muscle and even bits of fat.

    Can she be saved w/o vet help? Or is she suffering for nothing? She is eating/drinking/pooping, but hasn't laid an egg today. Might her vent be damaged?
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    1. Separate her from the others if you haven't already.

    2. Keep her calm and quiet. Keeping her in a dark spot may help prevent her from laying.

    3. Keep treating her wounds as you would any other animal (no painkillers in any ointments, though).

    4. Keep a close eye on her wound that she's not picking at it.

    As long as she's eating, drinking & pooping that's a good sign. If it looks like an infection is setting in - getting hot, red, swollen, odor, etc. - you should consider antibiotics or culling.

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