skin cut by bone while butchering hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stayfunny, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. stayfunny

    stayfunny New Egg

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    Hi all... pardon me for the question but my husband & I are first time butchers. We butchered 1 of our hens today and while doing that, one of the bones poked into my husband's finger. Just wanted to know whether that is a cause for concern?

    Your input will be very much appreciated!
     
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put some neosporin on it and don`t worry unless it starts looking infected.
     
  3. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] As lollipop said, I wouldn't be too concerned. Just wash well, put on antibiotic cream and cover. Might want to make sure the tetanus shot is current.

    Welcome to BYC, you will love it here!
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto what cometMom said. Just watch for infection like you would any cut or puncture. But make sure that tetanus shot is current. We need them anyway working around chicken wire and other sharp prickles. Jean
     
  5. newbie coops

    newbie coops Out Of The Brooder

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    just like any potential bacterial infection, wash it clean, pour on the hydrogen peroxide, dab with neosporin or bacitracin, and cover with a bandage/bandaid. It's no more serious than any other intrusion. Don't be paranoid.
     
  6. stayfunny

    stayfunny New Egg

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    Thank you all for your input! [​IMG] Now we're much relieved. [​IMG]
     

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