Torn waddle, advice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sizzle709, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Sizzle709

    Sizzle709 New Egg

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    Hello all
    We just noticed that one of our chickens waddles has been at least half torn off. What could we do for her? We have read that you should cut it off and put antiseptic on the wound. Sometimes you don't realize how attached you are to your girls till they get hurt or sick. Please help! we would like to fix her up asap.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Some people say to spray Vetericyn or betadine on it and leave it alone. Then the dead part will shrivel and fall off. Others say to cut it off if it bothers you, but have blood stop powder or flour nearby to help stop bleeding. She probably should be separate for a day or two so that she isn't pecked if she is bloody. Here are pages of threads to read about the subject:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=torn+wattle
     

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