Scalped Cockeral

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeiHeisMom, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. HeiHeisMom

    HeiHeisMom Songster

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    Warning: graphic pics at end.

    Our 5 week old Cockerel got pinned between a post and side of coop.
    The bigger hens started eating his face off before we found him.
    Has anyone had a chook bounce back from similar injuries?
    Does the skin grow back?
    Cleaned his wounds, hydrating with electrolytes. Drinking on his own.
    If this little booger pulls through, he'll be one tough Roo. IMG_20181125_165729_1.jpg IMG_20181125_165711.jpg
     

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    Sounds like you are doing everything you can for him.
    Drinking on his own is good.
    Do you think his eye is still intact?
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Making Coffee

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    I would give him a week or so than evaluate him again. I've seen stuff I swore wouldn't heal in poultry heal right up. That first week you don't generally see much improvements, but by the second week you should see something. Only you can tell if he suffering too much and needs culling. It may also end up with brain damage, but you never know.
     
  4. HeiHeisMom

    HeiHeisMom Songster

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    I don't think so. But with swelling and face pulled down I can't tell just yet.
    He wants to be held and iss raking asprin water. He trills to me and cuddles close.
    Vertricin VH on sterile guaze to cover wound until vet opens in AM.
     
  5. MissChick@dee

    MissChick@dee Crowing

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    Poor fella.
    Dang those mean girls!
    Saying a little prayer for him. :fl
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :hugs Poor baby :hugs You're doing all you can, glad you have a Vet that can help out. We're pulling for him :fl Keep us updated:pop
     
  7. BigATC

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    Following for updates for this poor guy. Hope you will be pleasantly surprised at his improvement.
     
  8. MotherOfPeepPeeps

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    :eek:
    I hope everything turns out well. I'll be following this thread and tracking his progress.
    :pop
     
  9. No More Empty Nest

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    Poor little guy. Sounds like you're doing fine with him. Let us know what the vet says.
     
  10. TxFlyGuy

    TxFlyGuy Chirping

    Following... I hope he pulls through.
     
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