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  1. kalinkearney

    kalinkearney New Egg

    Jan 31, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I would clean the wound with some warm soapy water, then apply antibiotic ointment and/or a wound spray, like bluekote. It is good that you have the hen isolated, since she is probably in shock and other birds would likely peck at her wound. Encourage her to eat whatever she wants--normal chicken feed, scrambled eggs, mealworms, etc. I would also recommend getting some poultry vitamins/electrolytes and putting them in her water to help with stress.

    Other than that, just watch for infection. Chickens tend to be excellent healers, so as long as the hen eats, drinks, and remains free from infection, she should be okay.
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
    Welcome to BYC! I would rinse the skin off with water and then apply Neosporin or Vetericyn.Keep her isolated until it heals.You can offer eggs and tuna often.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2017

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