Minor cuts

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lablover, May 21, 2012.

  1. lablover

    lablover Songster

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    What do you do for minor cuts and scratches on your chickens. I have an 8 week old roo that had a small (I say small) gash on his leg just above his foot. The next day, I could barely see it. That was a few days ago, and today I saw the gash had opened again. I shouldn't be worried about it should I? It doesn't bother him, and seems to scab over well, but I want it to heal.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    The recuperative/healing powers of chickens are remarkable. For small cuts, nicks, pecks I do nothing. Even larger wounds generally heal readily with the only necessary care being to keep them free of maggot infestation.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Just apply some antibiotic cream and make sure the rest of the flock don't peck the wounds. I read somewhere that chicks can recover from brain injuries. They are remarkable little survivors!
     

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