What caused this wound??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BLaBauve, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    This chick lives in a brooder in our garage. I found her like this one morning, I have no idea what happened. Could a rat do this? We do have rats in the garage - is there anything I can do to help the wound heal? There are scabs on the top of her head and then this big callus like wound on the side of her neck.

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    Thanks
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I had a chick who scratched her head/neck like that at roughly the same age (head/neck feathers just starting to come in). Her new feathers coming in were very, very itchy. I put some neosporin - no pain relief/pain killer in the formula - on her wounds to help her.

    Not saying the wound was not caused by something else - just my experience.
     

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