Raw Chest, bloody

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AtlantaChicks, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. AtlantaChicks

    AtlantaChicks Hatching

    Oct 13, 2009
    Hey everybody--

    One of my chickens (about 1 yr old) somehow has ended up with a raw patch on its lower chest area/ belly. Her feathers are just gone... sorta looks like a whole chicken you might roast. And it seems to be bloody. Her surrounding feathers are bloody and she has blood on her leg and feet. When I found her she wasn't bleeding, I could just see these two blood spots (large about he size of a salad plate each) in the coop and also dried on her feet. She was running around and acting like nothing was wrong, but the blood and the raw spot seem to indicate otherwise. I pulled her out of the coop and put her in our little chicken tractor to keep her safe from the others... and them safe from her.

    What do I do? Why could have caused this
  2. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Crystal River, Fl
    Did you clean the wound? I would either do iodine or hydrogen peroxide.....

    Keep the wound area clean and let it heal by itself.... Maybe give some vitamins in the water and make sure the wound doesn't turn infected.

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