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Wounded RIR bandage?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2dancingrats, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. 2dancingrats

    2dancingrats Songster

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    Haven't discovered my "mean hen" but she's attacked one of my RIRs. Her head has a nasty wound and her comb is damaged. Discovered her hiding in a nest box yesterday. Cleaned it up and put some triple anti-biotic on it (no pain reliever). Covered the biggest part of her injury with a bandage. Bandage is off today and the wound is still bloody. Can I use liquid bandage or "new-skin" on it. I'm doing what I can to keep the other birds away from her for now and frankly, so is she. Don't have a set up that will allow me to keep her completely isolated from them so I have try to keep them from pecking her wound some other way.. When they went out to free range yesterday and today, I closed the coop and only left them access to the run. Any advise? Especially interested in whether I can use the liquid bandage.
    Thanks much!!
     

  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    Yes to the liquid bandage! And spray the area with blukote to camouflage the wound. Re: the liquid bandage - I don't know what the wound looks like, but be careful not to enclose any tissue or feathers in the wound. Clean it well first!
     
  3. Chicken Friend7

    Chicken Friend7 Hatching

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    Thank you so much!!!
    One of our girls had a scab pecked off her head, leaving a red bloody wound about the size of my pinky nail... I cleaned it and put several coats of some liquid band aid on it. It looks a lot better! Believing she'll be left alone to recover fully. If I think about it, I'll leave an update in several days. THANKS AGAIN!!! [​IMG]
    SHALOM ~ PEACE!!!
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