Raccoon Attack-Big Wound- Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Zoeys Chickens, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Zoeys Chickens

    Zoeys Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] So this morning a raccoon got into our coop and killed two chickens and left one with a huge wound that covers her whole back. We got Vetericyn but I don't know how to clean the wound. I have had such an awful day the last thing I need is to loose another one of my babies....

    please help me...
    thank you,
    Zoey
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Clean the wound with peroxcide then spray it with Blue-kote. That's a antiseptic spray that covers the wound. It's a dark color that will covr the red meat that chickens like to peck at. Stops pecking of wound and keeps it from infecting. It's a must have for livestock and available at feed store in spray cans. Reapply as needed, after it scabs over you'll still need to apply to stop pecking.
     
  3. Zoeys Chickens

    Zoeys Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    should I separate the chicken completely from the flock? right now I have zymox topical spray that we got from someone we know.. would that work? also how do I clean the wound? should I get vet tape? sorry this is all so new to me I have had the chickens for almost a year with no problems :(
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Just pour on peroxcide to clean. Then put on an antiseptic. Sounds like you have antiseptic but you'll want BLue Kote as it's blue. Designed for livestock for the reason of cover so it's not messed with by other animals. I'd separate the bird until you have Blue-Kote.

    I don't see a need for bandages unless it's to stop bleeding or hold a dislocated leg joint in place. Just clean wound then topical spray.
     
  5. Zoeys Chickens

    Zoeys Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you so much
     

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