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Can you send a picture of the wound? Seeing where is it may help to devise a way to prevent her from pecking at her wound.
Hi, This is Dr. Knafo. I will do everything I can to help answer your question. If you feel the wound is quiet, not bleeding, and superficial then you can take a sock and cut the ends off to create a soft open tube. Thus can be slipped over your chicanes head to cover the neck. It will likely be a bit wide, but a "waist" can be created using a loop of two of white medical or masking tape. Just make very sure its not too tight. This should hopefully cove the are, but since I can examine the wound I can't be entirely sure. If the location of the wound does not med itself to this method, OR if the wound is deep, large, has exposed tissues under the skin then it should really be seen by a vet. They will be able to close the wound if needed and at least give you an appropriate dressing, antibiotics, and pain medications. They should also be able to provide a suitable collar to prevent her from re-traumatizing the area. Please let me know if you have any further questions. I hope this was helpful to you! Take care!
Hi again, it sounds like you're doing a good job keeping it clean. If you think the area is drying up and starting to heal, then you can continue as you are doing. However, be very careful about flies in the warm weather. Make sure the wound is clean and inspected at least twice a day and keep it covered so flies can't lay eggs. Maggots would be a terrible complication to an otherwise mild wound. Ideally, if she stays inside then there is less exposure to flies and the wound will stay cleaner. I'm glad that her friends are happy to see her since sometimes chickens can pick on one another when they're hurt or sick.
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