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our chicken is badly injured in the neck,,don't know what to do..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joanne00927, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. joanne00927

    joanne00927 Hatching

    Sep 14, 2010
    our chicken has been attacked last saturday night and we don't know what it is.. 2 of her chicks were missing but the remaining are all perfectly fine.. she has wound in the neck and no feathers in that area...she's really weak, she almost can't stand...she can't eat but drinks a little..will she be alright?..what should i do?..

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Wish I could help. I've never had a chicken with an open wound other than a small one from being picked by other chickens. You might want to clean the wound and at least put some blue kote on it. Maybe stich or steri-strip it closed.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Clean iit gently, fill with antibiotic ointment (without pain reliver!), put her on an oral or injected antibiotic andfeed an extra nutritious diet.
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I keep seeing this. What you need to avoid is drugs that end in "caine," such as benzocaine, lidocaine, cetacaine, etc. The pain reliever in Neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment is a completely different drug and perfectly safe for chickens. Read the label.
  5. joanne00927

    joanne00927 Hatching

    Sep 14, 2010
    thanks for the tips...
    i'm trying to clean it up but she doesn't want to be touched...she keeps on moving and i think im giving her more stress...

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