injury help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bubba23, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. bubba23

    bubba23 New Egg

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    One of my 8 week old hens has a huge gash on the back of her neck. Not sure if the rooster got to her and did it or if she got her head stuck somewhere but I've flushed it twice with peroxide and clean water. Have her separated from other chickens. What else should I do? Thanks.
     
  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a big fan of peroxide as it can damage healthy tissue. I would keep her separated and scrub the wound with either betadine or gentle iodine (mixed with water); pat the wound dry and pack with regular Neosporin; repeat as necessary. Best of luck.
     

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