Yellow Skin around Cut- Infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ArdentAshley, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. ArdentAshley

    ArdentAshley Out Of The Brooder

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    Elvis is an almost 2 year old naked neck, who had a smallish (but looks like it might have been deep) cut on her neck which went unnoticed for a few days after an attack in our coop last week. Because it's a spot usually covered with feathers, and because we had another hen with an obvious very bad cut, I guess it slipped by. When we found it 2 days ago, it looked like this. There is a very dark hard scab over the wound and lots of weird yellow skin around it. It doesn't particularly look like infection to me, but she's not acting like herself the last couple of days so I'm now worried it's turned into an internal infection and is getting worse. I cleaned the wound with peroxide and put Neosporin on it, and started her on a course of bactracillin g antibiotics and the yellow color seems to be shrinking, or maybe it's just my imagination. She still is hanging out by herself most of the time, and not eating nearly as much as usual, though, so I'm worried. Also, she seems to be standing with her neck/head sort of tucked in a lot of the time, which is strange, and she has watery brown poop.

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    [The black hen is Elvis, see how she has her head tucked in?]

    Also, I'm not sure if it's related, but I'm also fairly sure my whole flock has (dry) fowl pox. I'm new to chicken raising, didn't know what it was and they haven't been vaccinated as far as I know. Now the whole lot of them have stopped laying and have black scabby spots on their combs and wattles, and have for a week or so. None of the others seem to be acting any different, though.

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    Does that yellow skin look like infection? If not, what else might it be from? Does it seem likely Elvis' symptoms are from the potential infection? Or could it been from the fowl pox?

    I welcome any and all advice!
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,your girl has/had an infection that is why she is not feeling good,runny poop can be from infection or antibiotics. If you are noticing an improvement then the antibiotics are helping. Yes,it looks like dry pox.
     

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