When a hens leg is cut does the wound area scab over?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Half-a-dozen, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Girls who I think got her leg caught on fencing (TOP part of right leg) has now a scab (dark Black scab) on the wound area.
    I went out to the coop and found blood all over which was not there yesterday. I cannot see an actually "cut" per say on her leg just that black nasty spot. I am thinking now it is NOT bumble foot because it Just happened today and I believe the bumblefoot takes at least some time to get "infected".

    In anyones experience does any "wound" on a chicken get a dark scab over it when starting to heal of from dry blood?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Blood can turn dark when dried and look nasty if it's a jagged tear, but you said the leg was very red and swollen, which would seem to indicate infection. I hope it's just a simple cut, though. In any case, the wound should be washed with Betadine if you have it, or a sterile saline solution, Bactine, whatever you have on hand like that and then gauze with antibiotic ointment or cream and a bandage to keep dirt out. I hope it's just a cut and wont turn septic. Good luck! Let us know how she does.
     
  3. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much everyone for all your help!!!!

    will try to sleep tonight, she seems to be doing fine in the garage. Warm safe and confined to a cage. I've been able to feed her some food and give her water. She won't walk to it but if I give it to her she welcomes it so I guess that's a good sign.
     

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