Odd sore. Don't know what it is. Weird.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by somissemilyy, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw blood on my chicken. She's a BR hen.
    On this picture, it is just blood on the feathers where it has dripped, but my most concern is right where that little hole is. Blood is coming out of it. It is a grayish color and it's not hard. I put some ointment on it and wiped it with a wipe/papertowel right before I put ointment on it. Also, this sore is right under her leg. Not sure what caused it. We are thinking maybe a stick or a bug bite. Please let me know what you think! Every post is greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! Much love!

    ***** Also, don't mind the date on the picture. It was took today. Camera is old.********
     
  2. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing right now, has the bleeding stopped? Does it look like a puncture wound or an abcess that ruptured (like a big pimple-like lump)? Many injuries are best served by keeping the wound clean and putting some topical antibiotic on it. If the weather is bad, keep her somewhere warm and dry until you are satisfied that it is healing.
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell what's going on from the picture. I would first clean the area well using betadine, or just plain warm water if you have no betadine. Then I would keep a good layer of antiobiotic ointment on the area. What type of ointment did you use? Neosporin would be good. Some folks use Veteriacyn, which I believe is an antibiotic spay that Tractor Supply carries. If the area is visible where your other chickens will peck at it, you might try BluKote, which will prevent pecking. Is it actively bleeding or has it stopped?
     
  4. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was something similar to Neosporin I used, or I think it was Neosporin.. Same thing, haha. I noticed it late this afternoon right after dark, so I had enough time to put something on her and get some ointment on it, I will definately check her in the morning. Thanks for responding, apriciate it. No, the area is not visible for other chickens to see it.. It is like a pimple-like lump..
     
  5. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try feeling the lump or squeeze it a bit. Check to make sure there isn't something lodged or burrowed in there. If puss or anything other than blood comes out, it might need more than surface cleaning and neosporin. Glad to hear she's doin good for the night!
     
  6. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will definately do that tomorrow. I hope she's okay by in the morning! [​IMG] She's such a sweet heart! I felt it before I put the neosporin on it, it wasn't hard, it was kinda gooey, but Ididn't try squezzing it or anything. THanks [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

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    Hard to tell in the pic... by any chance is it a broken pinfeather that for some reason did not clot and is continuing to bleed?
     
  8. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was my thought too.

    I don't understand what you mean. Can you explain a little more? I'm still new to many chicken injurys. Sorry!
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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