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Silkie pecked

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KristyAz, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our silkie looks like she got pecked. It is just a little boo boo, not bleeding bad, but is there something I should do? Antibiotic cream or something?
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    CLean the spot and spray blue kote on it.
    The blu kote has some antibacterial properties, but mainly helps discourage the other chickies from pecking the wound.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    You can put antibiotic ointment on chickens, but make sure it doesn't have painkillers in it.
     
  4. RedneckChikns

    RedneckChikns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually a) just leave it be or b) if you must a dab of plain ol Neosporyin
     

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