/opened wound again?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by scooby, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this one girl that got a open wound about 3-4 month ago, about the size of a quarter round, on the back/side, so we treated with blue coat and it started to heal up and we released her and within 2 weeks it was open again so again we sepaerated her , this time 2 weeks, treated with blue coat and pen g, and i let her go after it had completly healed over and had feathers starting to grow. she has not been able to regain her pecking order and is now beat up by all of the others even her sister and her roo that she stuck to like glue beat her probably worse then the others do, anyways i went out to water them today and noticed it had opened again for the 3rd time, quarter size circle. what could be causing it to keep reopening in the same spot? i checked it several times since the begining of november when we put her back out and it was completly healed with new feathers. any advice? help? this has been a recureing problem and i want it to end.
     
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it from a roo's spur if he is mating her?
     
  3. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what would be my best bet to put this to a end???
     
  4. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's his spur it's time for him to meet some nice cutters.
    Maybe a vet could do it, or a friend... or ask someone who know's how to if you are not sure. It shouldn't bleed much if at all... it's just fleshy...
    Hope that helps
     
  5. Plain Old Dee

    Plain Old Dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it turns out not to be an injury from your roo's spur (and that sounds like an awfully large diameter injury to be a spur), it's possible that the injury is closing over before healing completely from the inside, leaving bacteria and infection inside. That could cause the injured site to open on it's own. You might want to separate her again. Treat her wound as usual, but pack it with gauze (if she'll leave it alone) to make sure it heals from the inside out. It will probably take several weeks to heal. Then, re-introduce her to the flock slowly. If you have a way to put her in the run, but in a separate enclosure, like a large wire cage - that might help. She can see the rest of the flock, and they can see her, but they can't get at her to hurt her. After several days of exposure like that, you can try to release her and see what happens. If they go to pecking on her, you can put her back in the cage for a few more days. We had to do that with some new pullets. It took a few tries - some of the pullets were accepted quite readily, but others had a harder time of it. In the end, the newbies were successfully integrated with no real injuries...
     
  6. scooby

    scooby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it turns out not to be an injury from your roo's spur (and that sounds like an awfully large diameter injury to be a spur), it's possible that the injury is closing over before healing completely from the inside, leaving bacteria and infection inside

    see i get told that its from my roo, and it may be, but that was my same thought that it doesnt look riped it looks like a perfect round hole, not like a cut or slash. also i thought of infection too inside the wound, but i treated her with pen-g for 5 days last time i figured if she had a infection that that would cure it and the wound did heal quickly when i used the pen-g she also had a large knot of scared thick skin when it grew back the second time. could it be the cold weather we've had a couple of bouts of -10's and 20's at night? should i get a saddle for her and leave it on all the time?​
     
  7. thaokou21

    thaokou21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dont go to a vet and let them charge you a heavy prices. If you have to, just get a hand metal saw and saw it yourself. Its just like sawing a tree. Do it straight and with candle wax. If it bleeds, put some vicks rubbing on it to stop the bleeding.

    If the spurs are too long, the rooster will still be hurting the hen. Just to let you know.
     

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