Will the skin grow back??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    We had a 2 1/2 mo bantam cochin pullet attacked by something and ripped the skin off the side of her head and neck from behind her ear down to the top of her breast.

    Not much bleeding...she's doing great...eating, drinking, etc.

    The skin is gone....I can see her whole neck anatomy. For you who have had this happen...does it grow in by secondary intention??

    We are keeping it clean and coated with polysporin.
  2. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    I had this happen to one of my ducks. Coon got a hold of her and tried to pull her through the chain link of her run. Tore all the skin off the top of her head and down the side of her face. It looked really bad and I just kept it clean and the skin and feathers grew back. It took a month of so after the skin healed for the feathers to come back, but now you would never know she was ever attacked!
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Thanks for the info...!!
  4. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    It should grow back like kellim said, but in the meantime, you may want to coat it with anit-pick lotion so it's not a target for the other chickens. Also, maybe some liquid band-aid or some sort of thing to hold the skin up...

    You're doing everything right! Good Luck![​IMG]
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    My 6 wk old Ameraucanas injury has hardened or scabbed after slicing the skin open on top of her head from top of ear to top of ear this week getting between chicken wire and the wall. I cleaned it and neosporined it the first two days then it hardened so I left it alone. Couldn't keep the skin together at the angle it was so I guess she'll have a wierd gap up there. But she is healing nicely and is eating up all the attention she is getting.
  6. arussell

    arussell New Egg

    Oct 7, 2015
    I'm not sure what to do, my chicken was attacked by my dog, most of her skin is missing on her back, she is moving around some and clucking, what can I do to help her

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