leg injury

Kathie816

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May 21, 2013
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I hope the pic loaded, I'm techno challenged. Marigold appears to have scratched herself with a claw and it's gotten infected. We've treated it with peroxide and are keeping her isolated and quiet (fussing with her sisters was not a problem). I'm all ears if anyone has advice or comments. Thanks.
 

Eggcessive

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Do you have a rooster that could have cut her with his spurs while trying to mate with her? I would stop the peroxide, and apply some betadine or chlorhexadrene, or plain soap and water. Then coat the wound with plain Neosporin or similar antibiotic ointment twice a day. If the wound was caused by a rooster, I would trim and file his spurs. Keep your hen separated until she begins to heal. Make sure that she is kept from flies, or maggots make infect her wounds.
 

Kathie816

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May 21, 2013
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No, there is no rooster. We have her inside now, trying to keep her quiet for healing. I'll try the neosporin tonight. Thanks for the advice.
 

Kathie816

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May 21, 2013
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I don't see how, but I was out of town and had a friend feeding them in their tractor coop. Her foot has dried blood so that's why I think she injured herself.
 

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