Injury to chicken (first flock) need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrjman84, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Mrjman84

    Mrjman84 Hatching

    Jul 12, 2016
    I noticed a cut on the neck of one of my birds. Watching them I didn't notice any attacking the injured bird nor does she seem to be attacking out of the norm. I was wondering if there is anything I need to do to treat the injury or separate her from the other birds?[​IMG]

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Welcome to BYC.

    It could be a scrape from fencing or she may have been pecked by another member of the flock.
    Usually a minor scrape/cut will heal on it's own without treatment, but if you feel like it needs attention then, you can apply some plain neosporin or vetericyn to the wound. Chickens heal fairly quickly.

    Do keep an eye on it for a few days, if you see swelling, pus or if it develops an odor, then you will want to treat it.

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