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Young Hen gash in Leg what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by savilcr, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well after a month of letting our 4 older hens (2 years old) see our 13 younger chicks everyday in the coop next to them we decided to combine them. For the first 2 weeks there was some slight pecking but nothing serious, (typical pecking order stuff) this morning I come out to the coop and a young hen and rooster have gashes in their legs, the rooster is toast but the hen I might be able to save, what can I do to treat this? I took her away from the group. the young hens are about 3 months old
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    So sorry to hear that. Where is the gash on the leg, is it on the scaly part? If it is, I would clean it up, put some Blue Cote on it, and then wrap it with some vet wrap.
     
  3. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cleaned it with saline, added a ton of neosporin, im gunna try to save the rooster but we'll see
     
  4. Birdo

    Birdo Out Of The Brooder

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    New-skin! Works great and safe for birds.
     
  5. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else? The rooster has a broken foot I think, is he toast?
     
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    nightowl223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not having seen the extent of the break, I'm guessing here. But, that said, usually a leg or foot break will not end well, especially with a roo. He would have serious quality-of-life issues, and likely not be able to do his "roosterly" duties, nor protect himself from other roos. Maybe someone else on here would have a more positive view on it?
     
  7. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had to put the rooster down, the hen won't even put her foot on the ground, looks kinda swollen, I'll post a pic tomorrow
     
  8. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures, you can see her foot is swollen, she still can't walk on it and hasn't drank any water in 2days, what should i do?
     
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    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. savilcr

    savilcr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone please help
     

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