Injured chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carldaugh, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. carldaugh

    carldaugh Just Hatched

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    One of our 4 month old Golden Comet Hens was injured the other day (4 days ago now). She had a whole chunk of skin (size of a golf ball) ripped from her right side. We assume it was and over-zealous mount attempt from one of our 5 mo. old roosters. However when we found it it was not "fresh". We immediately separated her from the flock to prevent further damage/injury. The flap created by this injury would not adhere to the rest of her skin and has not "died-off" as we suspected it would.
    So now, today (4 days into the healing process) the entire injury (including the hole) seems to be healing great. No Infection, and a "film" growing over the entire injury sight. However she has now started pecking at this flap of skin (just hanging now) and it is bleeding. I hate to cut off this "flap" of good tissue, but I fear it will never be anything but a "flap of skin". If we do attempt the cutting of this flap what is the best/quickest/safest/least painful way to do so??? In the photo of injury you can see (top to bottom of injury) partially covered by wing is the healing "meat" area, then a crusted over area, and then the flap which she has now began to "pick-at".
    All in all the injury looks great (as a hole in the side goes) without infection, no smell, and chick is eating, drinking, pooping, and jumping around as normal.

    Please advise on best course of action !!!!

    Note: the bleeding in these photos is fresh today from her pecking at "hanging" skin flap.

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  2. ChickenChaser9

    ChickenChaser9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her quarantined from the flock and make sure the wound remains clean and free of infection. As to removing the flap of skin I am not certain how best to handle that so I am not going to give you any advice on that. It does not appear that serious from the pics you posted. Best Wishes.
     

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