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rooster torn hens neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by thebanthams, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from work to find my hens neck torn from behind combs down to about 4 inches and behind both her eyes!
    She was able to blink her eyes. I cleaned her good and putting neosporin on her neck. Sounds like she will never have skin cover that spot? She is eating and eating fine. and is in a small pen for now. Anything I can do to make it better? Thanks
    PS rooster is outta here !! I find it strange that he was not aggressive at all till now..
     
  2. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is mating.Probably very aggressive,but he is.Either that or the hens made him mad about something.Is it bleeding?
     
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    strangely its not like bleeding, just dried blood. looks like he ate all the skin yuck ! Its possible the hen is a very bossy lady she is a Buff Orpington, the roo is a wheaten ameruacana.
     
  4. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.I doubt that he is mating.I am not really too sure.
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I can show pics, but its gross! She is doing well. Im still putting neosporin. Can a chicken grow skin? I wish I can make a cover for it..
     
  6. Eggcessive

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  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! hope it wont look so bad later.
     
  8. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didnt forget picture. I had to work she is doing well. look so ugly !!
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Oh that looks pretty awful. How often are you putting Neosporin on it? There looks to be a lot of black skin on the wound. It may need some more care, cleaning it off with chlorhexadene or betadine. The ointment needs to be applied twice a day.
     
  10. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put hydrogen peroxide on it
     

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