Pecking injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beth59, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got home at lunch today to discover that one of our 5 week old Dominique pullets had somehow gotten into the adult pen/coop and had suffered a terrible pecking attack to the top and back of her head. It appears that a nickle sized portion of her skull is exposed. I called my vet who does avian and exotics and he said to apply some Silver Sulfadiazine that we used for another hen's laceration injury and to wait and see. I put her into the brooder pen by herself and she was eating and drinking and otherwise seemed okay. Anxious to get back home and check on her. I know some of you have to have had a similar injury to one of your birds. This looks pretty bad, but the vet says sometimes they do okay and the tissue will granulate gradually over the area. Any advice?

    Thanks,
    Beth
     
  2. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Bumping this up, as it may have gotten buried yesterday. Anyone with experience with a similar injury?
     

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