Need some advice on laceration. Graphic.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by asinnamon, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. asinnamon

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    Hey folks. We were cleanING the coop today and putting on saddles. It's cold and snowy here, so the roosters are getting a little over zealous with the girls. When we got one of our hens who really has taken it hard we saw a huge laceration. It looks all the way through the skin, and it appears the flap has been rolled into her body between skin and muscle. I took her in the house and put her in the basement in a dog crate, not really knowing what else to do. I slathered this tar smelling gunk on that the feed store sold me.

    Will she make it? What else can or should I do for her? Should she be separated from her flock, for how long?[​IMG]
     
  2. asinnamon

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Keep it clean and keep her away from the others and she should be fine.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Do make sure to clean the gash out.

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  5. asinnamon

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    With anything special? Hydrogen peroxcide, iodine?? Wound Wash? She's clucking away in the basement whenever someone walks down, lol!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I like chlorhexidine, but most people don't have that. Betadine is also good.

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  7. dawg53

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    Flush with betadine, then apply neosporin or triple antibiotic as needed.
     
  8. asinnamon

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    Awesome! How long do I wait to put her back with the flock?
     

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