Update!!! On my chickens "hanging bloody earlobe"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mr. Frizzles Hen House, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Hi Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that my hen who ended up with that torn earlobe is healed and back with the rest of the flock. I kept her in the seperate area of my coop for a week. She could still see the rest of chickens, but they could peck at her. After the original cleaning and application of neosporin, I just left it be until the main scab came off. She still had a small flap of skin hanging though. I was worried the other girls would be too interested in it (looked like a hanking worm) so, I took a pair of sharp cuticle scissors to it as suggested. My seven year old was mortified that I made him hold her for it, but he and the hen (now named Lucy) did just fine. A squirt of saline, a dab of neosporin and she was pacing at the chicken wire door to go roost with the rest of them. No scabs or bleeding, so it seemed to be a good time. I watched her get her spot on the roost and hold her own. All has been smooth since. Thanks everyone for all your suggestions.
     

  2. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Songster

    176
    0
    119
    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    [​IMG]
    Yeah - WHOO-HOO!!

    I LOVE to hear of the "recovery" [​IMG] Makes me think this "learning" time with my first flock may not be so horrid with all the GREAT info from you FABULOUS folks

    Thanks for the update:thumbsup
     
  3. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl In the Brooder

    57
    0
    29
    Dec 1, 2007
    Congratulations. Glad it went so well:D[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    6,016
    14
    286
    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Glad to hear she is well..and back in the flock!! GREAT JOB~!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    25,575
    115
    421
    Sep 25, 2007
    Michigan
    It's refreshing to see a post like this once in awhile after reading so many folks having health issues - it's good to hear the happy endings, too! thanks for sharing with us! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by