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Open wound on new bantam HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daisies, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Daisies

    Daisies Out Of The Brooder

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    I just added 3 standards and one bantam to my flock of 10 standards last Sunday. Naturally there has been some fighting but the chickens have shared a fence for years so its gone quite smoothly. However this morning I found the bantam (Olivia) had a patch of skin missing on her neck. She seems fine for now but I put her in a dog kennel in the coop so no one can pick on her. What should I do for the wound? [​IMG]
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would either get some Vetericyn wound spray at your feed store, or clean it with betadine 10% once, and apply plain antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic Ointment daily. BluKote can be used to conceal the redness after the skin has formed a scab.
     
  3. Daisies

    Daisies Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay. Thank you.
     

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