PLEASE HELP!!! bloody open wound on tail!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Snowygirl, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a polish hen who has always been picked on, but i've never had a problem until now.....
    so i went outside too take care of them and i noticed blood on her tail so i looked closer and realized
    that most of her tail feathers where gone, i was pretty freaked out. i'm thinking about using
    gauze and neosporin and medical tape to close it up, and i wondered if that was okay.
    any advice is greatly appreciated!! [​IMG]
     
  2. mamachick27

    mamachick27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Neosporin is a good idea, and isolate her from the rest of the flock.
     
  3. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks we just put up a cage in the coop for her, and we're going to catch her and put
    neosporin on her cut. thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  4. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blu-cote would work too with the added benefit that it "disguises" the red blood!
     
  5. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    do you have ducks? they tend to eat my chickens' bottom feathers....
    blu-cote works.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012

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