Side of chickens head bloody?!!?!!??!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    My beloved Shelly (white bantam hen) was hurt yesterday. I went out to give the chickies corn and found her bleeding profusely from just above her earlobe. I separated her from the rest and her wound has scabbed over. She is eatting and drinking, and i let her free range today. My problem, is, is that she is still covered in dried blood. How do i get it off? I tried to pull some off put it seemed to pull her skin and cause her pain. I would also like to know if i should keep her separated tonight or not. Last night i kept her in a big tupperware box (she even laid an egg in it LOL ) wich chicken wire over the top and a heat lamp. Should i do that tonight? I dont want the rest picking at her. Im happy she is okay. Shes my baby.
     
  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Is it a scab that you're trying to pull off, or just dried blood on her feathers and stuff? Leave scabs alone, but if it's plain dried blood, try a warm wet washcloth. That might do the trick.
    Good luck!
     
  3. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to clean the blood off and get a better idea of what's going on, take some lukewarm water and a cloth and hold it on the wound for a while, and let the blood soften before gently rubbing/dabbing it away. Depending on your weather and where you're keeping her, but she probably doesn't need a heat lamp. If you want to leave her with the others, there are some things that you can put on her to keep them from pecking at her, so take a look around the wounds/diseases/cures section of BYC. Good luck!
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    I was not pulling at the scabs, just the blood gathered around her feathers and nose and eyes.

    I will try this! :) I usaed a heatlamp because she was wet cause it was pooring rain, and i figured it would be nice and comfy for her
     
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I worked as a veterinary assistant, they always used Peroxide to clean off blood. It works really well. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:Just like rub it on there?
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Iheartchicks<3[​IMG] :

    Quote:Just like rub it on there?

    Use it like you would water. Put it on a cotton ball and gently wipe with the way the feathers grow. The Peroxide dessolves the blood. [​IMG]
     
  8. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you use chicken wire on your pen?
    If so, could something have tried to pull her through?
     
  9. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Quote:It was the middle of the day..... and yes i do have chicken wire.

    The others seemed to be pecking it making it worse
     

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