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What to put on a chicken wound

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bigburd1979, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. bigburd1979

    bigburd1979 In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2015
    So we have been trying to introduce 3 new chickens to the 8 other older ladies. Last time we did it the older ladies killed one, this time they cornered one and pecked at her in one spot she is missing feathers and has a open wound. I am wondering what I can put on it to help it? I was going to try Neosporin by wasn't 100% sure if I should or not. Any input how to help this little lady and how to introduce them without them possibly injuring or killing another of the younger ones will be appreciated.

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    I have always used Blue Kote, or variations known simply as blue lotion. It's a wound dresser and anti-septic. It can be found online or at most feed stores and I believe Rural King has it by the cattle supplies, if I remember correctly. Just apply it directly to the wound. She'll go around with a blue spot for a while, but it will wear off and the others won't be too keen to pick at the darker color as well. Hope she heals fine and everything goes well! [​IMG]
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    X2 on the bluekote. It's the only thing I use. Sounds like your young ones need a spot to escape the older girls, something to go under or through that the bigger ones can't follow, otherwise if they are bigger, side by side penning for a few weeks is best before trying to mingle them.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Neosporin is fine as long as it has NO pain relief ingredients(-caine suffix).

    Blukote is a good antiseptic also, but I have found it can be just as attractive as blood,
    and the bird who is wearing it often tries to preen it off themselves worsening the wound.

    How did you 'introduce' them?

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