URGENT!! ABCESS on 5 week olds neck/breast area, Help!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naturegirl, May 3, 2009.

  1. naturegirl

    naturegirl Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Central New York
    ]My 5 week old roo has an abcess on his lower neck/breast area. Been treating with antibiotic ointment. It has progessively gotten worse. It looks like it is healing with some scabing around the edges. I think it has infiltrated his esophagus. Everytime he drinks, water runs out of the hole. He is eating and drinking but i am afraid he is suffering, should I wait and see if it heals??? I also have him separated from the other chicks, since they are the cause of this. They started to peck him bloody last week, so I brought him back into the house in the brooder. I now have him in a separate crate in the coop. Is there something I could be doing to help him??? please help. [​IMG] Thank you [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    Sadly I would go ahead and cull him.
  3. okieroy

    okieroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Bethany, Ok
    I would have to agree. If the wound has gotten that bad, it would not take much for infection to spread internally. Although it probably already has.
    Sorry. [​IMG]

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