Something happened to Blue Roo's wattle, infection and shrunk up pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WriterofWords, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Penny has been biting Blue's beautiful wattles and I found one of them all shrunk up and blown up, and infected. I opened it, cleaned it out with peroxide and treated it with Neo-sporin. It had crusted blood on it, some pus but not a lot, when I cleaned it out with a Q-tip a lot of tissue came out too. This is what it looked like before I cleaned it up, doesn't look a lot different now but I let him go play and recover because I had him in the house a long time cleaning him up.

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  2. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Hope it heals up quickly [​IMG]
     
  3. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's with the roos letting their favorite girls peck them to bloodiness? Mine has been letting them do this to him too, but he crows his lonliness when I bring him in to heal. What gives?

    Good luck, and my sympathies to you!
    -Christian
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I don't know, but I sure wish he'd stop it! He won't let the Sisters do it, but Penny can eat him alive and it's ok!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Dang Writer, this hasn't been your day at all. I hope you and Blue have a much better one tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you, and you are right, it's been a lousy day. Steven just came in from shutting the baby pen and coop and said one of the 5 babies we brought back from Odessa is missing!
     

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