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Emily asked in PetsBirds · 8 years ago

Flesh wounds in chickens!! FAST PLEASE?

Our chicken got attacked by an eagle , i ran out and chased him away, she has a fleshwound on the right side just before her tail, feathers are covering it, she is eating and away from the other birds, electrolites in her water , what else!!!

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    There are many things to do and you seem to have done a lot of the basic stuff

    How to Treat Cuts and Wounds in Chickens

    By Kimberly Willis and Rob Ludlow from Raising Chickens For Dummies

    3 of 12 in Series: The Essentials of Tending a Sick or Injured Chicken

    If you find a bleeding chicken in your coop, or if you suspect a chicken’s skin has been cut or torn, it’s important to treat the bird quickly. Chicken skin is thin and tears easily, and bleeding wounds are very attractive to other chickens. Whether the chicken caught on something or was attacked by a predator, skin injuries need immediate attention.

    For shallow wounds, wash the area with hot water and soap and gently pat dry, or clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide.

    If the wound continues to bleed, use styptic powder or pressure to stop it.

    Flush the wounds with hydrogen peroxide, iodine, or betadine.

    Place the chicken in a clean, separate area and check the wounds for infection several times a day.

    If infection sets in, clean the wounds two to three times daily.

    If the chicken can’t reach the area with its beak and the weather is warm, apply a wound dressing to prevent flies from laying eggs on the wound.

    The outlook isn’t very good with deep punctures caused by animals. Keep the chicken warm and quiet to prevent shock. If the chicken is very valuable to you, take it to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • 8 years ago

    Flush the wounds with peroxide and put a antiseptic gel filling the wound to Normal skin level. Be gentle

    Good luck:) :)

  • 8 years ago

    Make her it into chicken nuggets

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