Seems to be acting ok. But I did separate her from the rest. Do you think our vet would know? He's only seen our dogs...
Help! Injury or disease
Did she get attacked by one of the other chickens or a predator? I would use Vetericyn, chlorhexidrene, or weak betadine to clean the wounds. If you separate her, you could use some plain Neosporin ointment on his scab. If you have BluKote, you could also use that so that the other chickens won't peck at her wound. Make sure that she is not being bullied, and if so, separate him until he heals. Is she alert and getting around okay?
Edited by Eggcessive - 12/6/15 at 4:51pm
She is alert and walking around. I separated her already because I didn't know if she was getting bullied. She is the oldest and largest hen we have but we do have a rooster.
When you separate a chicken from the flock for more than a few days, they tend to forget one another, and may peck the returning chicken or hurt her. If she is young or recuses the rooster's advances to mate, he may be hurting her. You can use a file to dull his spurs if they are sharp. Everyone's setup is different, but it is nice to have room in the coop for a hospital cage. You could also let her come out every day for an hour or so in the late afternoon to free range with the others, so they will remember her. With a little BluKote her wound may not attract any pecking, and she may be able to go back with them. Young roosters can be a pain when they are starting to mate. If he is a problem, then he is the one I would separate.