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What caused this wound??

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

  1. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    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.



  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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