leg injury/infection from rusty barbed wire

j and bs hens

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 29, 2012
234
5
91
Vancouver Island
A couple days ago, our girls were free ranging and our brahama got stuck in our neighbours fence. I cleaned the wound and put her in iso.

This morning I took a look at it and her leg is turning green. There is no swelling at the site of the wound or on her leg. I'm not sure what to do, I've cleaned at the site, and tried to put some of the cleaning solution inside the leg. It won't go in, as there is no absessed pocket!

I have no idea how to fix this, and there are no vets in our area that treat chickens.



any imput would be greatly appreciated
 

WasabiChicki

Songster
9 Years
May 11, 2010
194
3
113
Northern California
IF you can find goldenseal tincture or powder, I would stick some on/in there & put it in the drinking water... along w/ echinacea. (I'm an herbalist so thats the only kind of advice I feel comfortable giving.)
Those two herbs together will kill infection, but something topically that I would use in conjunction is a plantain salve: I have heard of people curing gang green w/ plantain.
U probably have some growing near by & can make ur own salve or just chew some up & stick it in/on the wound.
 

charsbird

Chirping
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
78
0
81
Vermont
Chicken bruising is greenish, so she'll probably heal just fine on her own.
 
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nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
100
201
Foothills of NC
I don't believe it is infected. I'd just keep some antibiotic ointment on there after cleaning with betadine/iodine solution. The wound itself looks good.
 

xcchickenman

In the Brooder
6 Years
May 7, 2013
15
0
22
Hey! I have the same thing on one of my chicks, but her leg won't move at all-- do you have any advice for this?
 

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