Rooster Broke off a Spur

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azelgin, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got home this afternoon and found that one our roosters (the GOOD one of course) had broken off one of his spurs. At first it looked like he may have cut his leg somehow, but after looking closer, I saw that his spur was twisted around and hanging by a thread of tissue. I cleaned him up and since there was so little holding the spur on, figured it best to remove it completely. Most of the bleeding had already stopped, so I am not sure how long ago it had been injured. There was blood from him on the back of at least six hens, so it hadn't slowed him down too much. I put some antibiotic ointment, a gauze pad and vet wrap around it and he seemed to be ready to go back to work. He gets around without limping, does not appear to be in pain and is leaving the dressing alone. Anything else I should watch for? He was really easy to work on. I was here without anyone to help hold him for me while I worked on him. He would just sit there in the laundry tray like it was no big thing, waiting for me to do what I needed too do next. Good rooster. [​IMG]
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Whoa! What a GOOD rooster! Sounds like you took very good care of it- just keep an eye on it for signs of infection- dripping or weepy areas on the bandage, discoloration, swelling- maybe change the ointments and gauze daily, since he is so co-operative.

    Great job- [​IMG]
     
  3. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also make sure the roo is eating and drinking [​IMG]

    Best of Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I gave everybody treats after the doctoring. He called all his girls over to feed and seemed normal. He was sitting on the roost at the last bed check. I'll check him in the morning and change his dressing too. Thanks for the responses.[​IMG]
     

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