Wound healing pictures - progression. GRAPHIC!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wildsky, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    My buff girl Maggie was attacked by a dog in May this year, I took pictures of her biggest wound on a regular basis and thought I would share.

    I cleaned the wounds with a bandaid rinse (kids!) and put on Neosporin on the first day only.

    I'll date the pictures as I have them saved in my photobucket.

    May 6th


    May 8th

    This was a smaller wound a few punctures on her "shoulder" area

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    May 10th



    May 16th


    May 19th


    May 25th

    We started to let her out during the day, and she needed a caretaker (in PJ's)


    She didn't want to give up her living quarters in the house - and spent a week or so coming back to sit on the deck waiting for us to open the door. She'd come in the house like she owned the joint!

    She never came back 100%, her one wing still sits at an odd angle and she's very nervous of the other chickens etc... she'll hang back when treats come out etc. But she's doing well!

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  2. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    Great job taking care of your girl!
  3. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    You have done a fantastic job taking care of her.[​IMG]
  4. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    Glad she's better! Hope she gains more confidence to be with the flock. You did a good job.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wow... scary stuff!

    Glad she's gonna make it? Did she ever lay again?
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:I don't think she has laid an egg since then, unless she is hiding them somewhere, nothing. She's 2 years old now.
    She laid two eggs when she was still in the house - right after the attack and then no more.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  7. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    I always like to see happy endings.

    It's amazing how quickly they can get used to living in the "big house".
  8. msmarierocs

    msmarierocs In the Brooder

    Jan 4, 2009
    Wildsky, thanks so much for posting the progression pictures. My chicken is in the 5th day of healing from her wounds and it helped so much to see the progression. Adorable "chicken sitter"
  9. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hornbeak, Tennessee
    The dog in that one pic looks alot like mine. I'm glad your hen is well. I had one that had the skin ripped from one side of her neck to the other almost under her neck. It was horriffic. I cleaned it out and trimmed the feathers so they would stay our of the would. Smeared everything with neosporin and placed the skin back the best I could and wrapped it to hold it there. She did fine. The mistake I made was wrapping it with gauze. It stuck. I got every strand out though. Took days of softening the tissue and pickiing the threads out with tweezers. I used neosporin to soften the threads and they came right out. She sat in my lap like a good little patient until she was tired of me picking. She would let me know and back in the aquarium she would go. She is now a fiesty egg laying little winch. If I raise her feathers up in a spot about the size of a quarter there are no feathers. That is the spot that the skin didn't streach to. But it is covered and the others don't pick on her. She actually will peck at me if I am in the coop trying to catch one. And she lays the largest eggs.

    I have a roo right now that i'm trying to figure out how to make a prosthetic for his knee that I think a tendon has messed up on. I want to give him support in that knee but still be able to bend it and put weight on it. He is in the small dog crage right now until I figure it out.
  10. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    All you people are so great taking care of all your little chickens! [​IMG] They are so cool, aren't they? I'm so glad Maggie is doing well! Awesome doctoring! And it's really sweet she wanted back into the house. Mine (Baby Bad Wings) who was badly injured wanted out as soon as she could get out!

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