Open wound on Hen's back Any recommendations for salves or remedies to help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Atrayu, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens has an wound on her back. I am not sure if the other chickens were picking on her or if she cut herself somewhere.
    It is not bleeding, but it looks open and raw. Could I use a salve or ointment of some kind to put on it? Any recommendations?
    She doesn't seem to be suffering, but it is ugly and don't want her to get any infection.
    thank you
     
  2. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine tar. It dries up and protects the wound. Keep her separated from the others until she heals up a bit.
     
  3. Atrayu

    Atrayu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much for your advice. I will do that!
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I prefer Blukote- same healing properties as pine tar, but masks wounds better and is not such a sticky, disgusting mess to use. You also may want to consider a saddle temporarily.

    Good luck.
     

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