wound on neck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mirandamommy, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. mirandamommy

    mirandamommy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Central California
    One of my 2 month old chicks got her neck stuck out of a small hole in the coop. It didn't appear bad at the time, however it is gaping now, perhaps because of getting picked. We have separated her from the others to avoid them pecking it. What else do I do??? Should I butterfly bandage it together? It is no longer bleeding but there is a less than an inch wound which is open.
  2. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    SE PA
    Clean it out. Put antibiotic ointment on it wrap it with some gauze. Keep her in a safe quiet place.

    Some people will tell you to add electrolytes and vitamins to her water. Maybe even asprin. None of that is essential.
    You can feed her her regular diet, or suppliment with some yogurt, or chopped up cooked egg.

    She should come through this fine. Chickens are VERY resilient.

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