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Injury on back of baby hens head. Seeking advice on healing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Horsebackgurl98, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Horsebackgurl98

    Horsebackgurl98 Hatching

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    I added 2 young hens to a older established flock and one of them got beat up so we took both out and now we have one in a pretty bad state. Could anyone give me some advice on how to tend to her wound?
    Still eating and drinking on her own. Even laid an egg after being taken away from her abisrer.
     

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  2. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    That's one of the worst hen pecks I've seen in a while...i would keep the area clean and put triple antibiotic without pain relief on it twice a day and check her very regularly for fly strike and definitely keep her separate for healing. You may need to separate the mean hen or find a new home for your injured one

    Edited: careful not to get anything in her eyes while cleaning
     
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  3. Horsebackgurl98

    Horsebackgurl98 Hatching

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    Thank you! We have two sperate coops. When she's able she will go back in the coop with her sisters. We tried to intergrate her with the year olds.
     
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    Also how do I keep the skin from dying.
     
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    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    I would get some Vetericyn Wound Spray to use twice a day on the wound. Plain antibiotic ointment (Nesoporin/Triple Antibiotic) is also good to use twice a day. Do not use BlueKote on a deep wound like this. I had a bad wound like that on a polish hen who was hurt by a young cockerel, and she recovered well in about a month of treating the wound. Get a wire dog crate with food and water, and try to reintroduce her to the others when she is better. New chickens will almost always be attacked by an established flock. Good luck.
     
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    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Are you using antibiotic ointment? That would is deep and it looks like a bit of bone is showing, so it will need the Neosporin. You can get a few tubes of TripleAntibiotic Ointment for a dollar a piece at Dollar Tree. Those wounds can heal well with a few weeks of treatment and care. Does she seem to be acting normally? Is she eating and drinking okay?
     
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    Yes eating and drinking normally clucking at the other flocks. Walking around her little coop. Yes it is very deep they pecked her to the skull. Luckily we got her out any longer they would've gotten to her brain and killed her.(the hole in the middle luckily it's solid and not squishy like brain would be.)
     
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