Scalped chick!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nigellas, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I had my 6 week olds outside in their own makeshift run, but one of them somehow escaped and was attacked by my grown hens. She has a small cut on her beak, but a huge gross gash on her head. The skin is totally seperated and I *think* I can see bone, but I'm not sure. I put neosporen on it and put her in a crate in my basement and she is eating and drinking, but also doing a lot of just standing with her eyes closed, obviously in pain. Is there anything else I can do for her? Do you think it's humane to let her try to get through the night, or should I cull her to end her suffereing? (the fact that she is eating was reassuring to me)

    it seems MUCH worse in real life that this photo, but here it is...
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I had a dove, fully scalped by another dove- he recovered completely- he is named 'Custer' ... get it?

    The vet prescribed silverdine cream... don't know much about it but it worked.

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