As you might have read, I had a coon attack on my chickens. One of them had the skin torn off her back.....about 2"x3". I cleaned it up and occasionally sponge it off with betadine tea. She's inside the house now, to help keep the wound clean. I leave it open to air, but have kept it covered with triple antibiotic ointment. She was on antibiotics for a week. I was going to keep her on them longer, but they are upsetting her GI tract so much, I decided to stop them and let her improve her nutrition.
I've been giving her lots of yogurt with probiotics sprinkled on it.
Here's my question: I have read up on these kinds of injuries, and her wound isn't acting like what other people have said to expect. Her wound is looking dry (even with the ointment), and looks like it just becoming calloused. There is no "cell migration" from the edges, no different colored growth.......just her wound looking tougher.
Is this normal? I was hoping for it to fill in with skin, so she could grow feathers over it again.
Any suggestions? I could post a pic of it if that would help.