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Open Wound on Back of Neck! Help Plz

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MesMama, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my mom's hens is hurt, she acting okay eating and drinking, walking around, they have her in the house
    Couple questions-will this type of injury even heal or does she need to cull her? And any idea what did this? [​IMG]
     
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will heal, You do need to keep hen separated until them. Other chickens would pick on an injured chicken. The wound could have been caused by predator like a raccoon or mink, weasel, and she was able to escape.
    Here is a link with much good info for you to try to identify predator.
    http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/chickens/what-killed-my-chicken/

    WISHING YOU BEST.[​IMG]
     
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  3. MesMama

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    THANK YOU for replying with help @cavemanrich
     
  4. MesMama

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    @cavemanrich
    Also could it have been done by a rooster? These hens have a roo, they are all about 9 months old. He's a good roo so far, tries to do his biz with them but hasn't quite gotten the job done ;) NEVER been aggressive at all, but want to know if they have a predator or if it could have been the roo??
     
  5. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, so many questions :(
    About how long do you think it might take to heal?
     
  6. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does not look like the job of a rooster. Roosters just grab feathers to hold on to. It looks like something with teeth to me. Bandage it up loosely with gauze to keep dirt out. Wound needs to be able to dry out and form a scab that will protect it as new skin grows over. Not sure of how long, but maybe after a week it will look much better. Maybe some peeps here will suggest of putting antibiotic, or antiseptic on wound. I don't have very much experience in treating wounds. I usually just maintained them clean and did apply some peroxide initially. Some peeps had different opinions about using peroxide than I. [​IMG]
     
  7. MesMama

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  8. jk47

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    I would clean it and spray a wound spray
    I personally like allu shield (aluminum)
    It seals the wound and lets it breath
    But blue kote or any wound spray works
    I would not wrap in gauze
    And give electrolytes to her
     
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  9. MesMama

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    Excellent thank you!!
     

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