Need some help with wound care, nothing life threatening.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eastbaychicks, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to integrate... and it's not going so well.

    My Maran sustained a huge injury... well not huge but her little comb was just about completely severed off. It is still not fully grown, will she wind up with a smaller comb or will it continue to grow? By the time I found it the wound was healing fine, but her entire head was covered in dried blood... so very sad. I cleaned her up and popped her back in with her friends. I'll be keeping her far away from the perpetrator. In the mean time should I just clean the wound every day or what?
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's pretty late, most the folks on the E coast are in bed for the night. I'd clean her up and put some antibiotic ointment on it--DON'T use one with a pain reliver in it. Don't know about putting her back in where her wounds are bound to attract the other birds attention. I'd keep her in a warm dry place (I have a hen in a dog crate in my bathroom) for a day or two. You can keep her safe from her flock and keep her cleaned up to. You might need to post again in the a.m. when more people are up. Good luck with her
     
  3. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks... will do
     

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