my hen my hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosters97, May 25, 2008.

  1. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    her..her neck is RIPED open and my other roo did it please help! pic's on there way
     
  2. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone else had a chicken with a big gash just the other day, there are some medications and they said to keep it flushed to keep it clean and to keep her in a quiet place for shock and seperate her from the chickens
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    how is she acting? is it her crop or her neck.

    Clean it up either way and if there is hanging skin you may want to loosely wrap it with gauze.....

    Give us some more info to help when you get those pics.
     
  4. lilcountry

    lilcountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am so sorry. I once had two roos fighting over who was going to breed a hen and broke her neck (she was killed instantly and luckily for her, she did not suffer). Roos can be monsters sometimes.

    I can't advise too much on healing such an open wound. But I will add to keep her away from other chickens until completely healed. Also, she will need to be kept out of reach of flies. They will lay eggs all over a wound like that.

    How is your hen doing? Signs of shock? Is she eating, drinking? You will probably want to start vitamins and electrolytes right away.

    Jody
     
  7. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    she's doing great!
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh my... I'm glad to hear that she is doing well now. Whew! These chickens can make us crazy, can't they?!?! [​IMG]
     
  9. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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  10. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    she's better
     

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