My Black Cochin roo is hurt!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by txhomegrown, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went out to feed this morning, I saw that my big black roo was just hunkered down outside the wire. When I got closer, I noticed that he was not right. His back had been pretty much skinned and most of his wing feathers were gone too. I picked him up and checked him out. There was no blood, his eyes were bright and he was alert so I put him back in the pen. He went into the coop and has been just standing there for quite a while now. I am not sure what happened. If my dogs had done it, I don't think there would have been enough left to find. It almost looks like the road rash I would get when I would wreck my motorcycle! I am going to be watching him closely to make sure he is going to be OK. What should I put on his back. Would something like neosporin be alright to use? I posted this on the LF Cocjin thread, then thought that this was where it should have gone. Sorry for the duplication.
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Neosporin works well. As does Blukote. Sounds like he tangled with something. I'd be trying to figure out what it was because it may be back for another stab at a free meal.

    Good luck.
     
  3. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went and check on him. Now he has ants crawling on the wounded areas. I know it has to be hurting him. What can I do. I really need help.
     
  4. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the BluKote, and put him someplace the ants will be less able to get to him.
     
  5. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put him in the bathtub for now. I put neosporin on him because that is what I had here at the house. I am sure I missed some spots, but I will keep putting it on him and will coat all of the bad spots before I am done. I got most of the ants off of him and gave him food and water. I am sure I will be up all night checking on him. [​IMG]
     
  6. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have EPSOME SALT????
    If you do get a big bucket, fill it up with warm water and put Epsome salt in it ASAP!
    Do this TWICE a day...the Epsome salt will draw out any infection , dirt, germs that are on him , help dry out the wound and heal the sores faster...them take Neosporin and rub it into all the really really bad spots...
    Keep him isolated and in a place where the heat and bugs cannot get to him until he starts to scab over.

    NEXT....
    make him a scrambled egg and but 2 tablespoons of buttermilk in it and feed that to him once a day...a bit of vitamins in the water will not hurt either. This mixture will help give him the extra nutrients he will need to heal and feel better

    Hope this helps

    --laura--
     
  7. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will get the epsom salts in the morning. I was wondering if cut-heal would be good. I use it on myself all the time. It seems to make a wound heal fast, and it keeps the bugs away.
     
  8. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES...that would work too, just make sure it is not hazardous....if you have an other questions, feel free to PM me [​IMG]
     
  9. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to report, he died this morning. He was in a lot worse shape than I thought he was. He was skinned from neck to tail.
    There is a semi-happy ending to the story though. The 7 eggs in the incubator that were fertilized by him started hatching this morning. 2 out so far and 3 more have pipped. He will leave behind some pure bred black cochins that I can only hope will turn out to be as big and beautiful as he was.

    I am sorry for being rude. I meant to thank everyone that posted trying to help him. He was just too far gone.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    sorry you lost your fellow -- I hope you can discover for sure what happened to him so it doesn't happen to any of your other birds. I hope his legacy hatches out beautiful and healthy! [​IMG]
     

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