Self pecking wound - how to help stop HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sue3, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. sue3

    sue3 Out Of The Brooder

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    My turkeys were injured by a dog attack. Now one tom is pecking at a would on his side = bloody and just keeps at it. Can I rig up a roman collar like the put on dogs & cats or what can I try to keep him from doing this? Please help!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you can't cover it, and the anti pick spray found in bird sections or at the feed store doesn't work, perhaps you could put a collar on him.
     
  3. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

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    That ant-pick stuff is called Rooster Booster Pick-No-More..or you can get Blu-Kote as recommended by many people here on BYC.
     
  4. sue3

    sue3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up some Blue Kote this afternoon as that is what our ag store had in stock and sprayed the injured spot very well with it now, that he has been picking at. Sure hope this will work! I will update on how the Blue Kote is working. We had first tried putting iodine on it and then a thick layer of vaseline but that had not stopped him pecking at the wound at all.
     
  5. sue3

    sue3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday after I sprayed a good coat of the Blue Kote on the turkey seemed to leave the injury alone pretty well after that. Today I found him bothering it again and resprayed it. He is still pecking at the injured area and has it bleeding again now though. [​IMG] Any other ideas for helping with this problem. The injured area is under one wing in the side/back area. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you try bandaging the wound? Vet wrap works well on birds. You can put something else over the wound and then wrap with the vet wrap. It sticks to itself, but not to the feathers and has some give to it. It looks kind of like a colored ace bandage rolled up and is sold in a lot of places that sell livestock supplies. Plus vets have it.

    I think I just skimmed through a thread about a person that used a woman's mini-pad underneath vet wrap. With the sticky side up against the vet wrap, it kept the pad from shifting. I've never tried that. I've just used plain cotton wound pads under the vet wrap on my dogs.

    I don't know what else to suggest. Avian vets do have bird sized anti-pick cones, if you really want to try one. I wonder how he'd like to be fitted with a shirt??? Or would that be a vest? I'm guessing he won't like ANY of these ideas. Good luck on whatever you try.
     
  7. sue3

    sue3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your replies to my questions. After catching the tom a couple more times and really spraying a much thicker coat of the blue kote on the wound and around it, he finally quit bothering it now the past few days. We had thought of trying to bandage him - thanks for the ideas on that and even had tried to put an old t-shirt over him tied around his wings but that did not work at all as he got caught up in it right away and could not walk [​IMG] We had tried this before reading the last post on bandaging him. We are just keeping a good eye on him now and will respray again if he gets to bothering the spot again.
     
  8. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad he's leaving it alone for now. Poor boy. I hope he feels better, soon.
     
  9. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    The other thing that works is Pine Tar, but it stinks and is very messy
     

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