injured chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lbbrewz, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. lbbrewz

    lbbrewz New Egg

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    have a red x link 6 months old, my mature hens have attacked her and she has a large wound on her head how do you treat this?
     
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    We need more information and if you could describe it in graphic detail would be best.
     
  3. lbbrewz

    lbbrewz New Egg

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    gaping, looks like almost half her head is exposed, but she is eating and drinking, no signs of slowing down
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    It is great that she is still eating and drinking! You have probably already separated her from the others. Clean her wound with some disinfectant like iodine mixed with water. You can use most first aid products made for humans as long as they don't have lidocaine or any pain reliever with "caine" in the name. Start with water for cleaning if that is all you have. Put lots of neosporin type ointment on the wound. You probably do not need to dress it because she won't be able to mess with the wound on her head. Watch for infection, but if you keep putting the antibiotic ointment on she should avoid developing one.

    One of my hens healed very well from this type of injury
     
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  5. lbbrewz

    lbbrewz New Egg

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    thank you
     

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