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#17252 - 06/06/07 04:45 PM Gangrene?
Birdy Girl Offline

Registered: 04/11/06
Posts: 92
Loc: California
I have a Lakenvelder pullet that seems to have an injury about the size of a quarter on her breast that has caused her skin to turn a dark green color. It seems to be dry, and I have just treated her with an anti-bacterial salve. She seems to be breathing a little harder.
Could this be gangrene?

#17253 - 06/06/07 11:04 PM Re: Gangrene?
Foehn Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1974
Loc: New Zealand
I saw something on a chicken much like that on the weekend. It was a combination of dried blood and dead skin, but there was no smell evident and it looked like it would peel off in time and leave fresh healed skin underneath. I'm not an expert on gangrene, but my thoughts are that you would be more likely to get it on a leg or wing if the circulation was cut off. On a breast, even if the tissue under the skin is briused or wounded, it should heal successfully as long as you can keep infection at bay.


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