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I have a poor hen that has been beaten up pretty badly and I am not sure how to treat her.  I got her from someone when she was already laying and she was always missing a few tail feathers.  She came with 2 others that I have been successful in getting their feathers back.  However, 2 days ago I went to feed and she was bleeding and missing a lot of feathers.  I have pulled her inside but she hasn't laid an egg since and I am not sure how to clean her wounds.  I have read a lot of posts on here but I am still a little confused.  Some of the things I do know:

I do not have any mites or lice, I have treated for it and all of my other chickens are nice and fluffy.  

She is one of my originals and has never been beaten like this before.  I do have 1 bantam rooster but he has been in the coop since he was a chick and has never caused any problems before. I recently discovered my silkie is a rooster, (I am new to chickens) and I did witness him trying to mount one of my others the other day.

 

Should I give her a bath? or put something on her wounds? 

 

 

 

 

 

She actually has dried blood on her comb and neck 


Edited by Arogacki - 1/4/16 at 5:31pm
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Am sorry that she's gett pick on. She has a lot of feathers missing especially on her backside she could have something else going on. I wish I new I don't want to give you the wrong advice.
3 silkies,5 easter egger 1 black new jersey giant 2 buff Orpington 3 ducks 1 silkie/ee mix 2 cats and a teenager daughters
I am sorry a head of time if I don't used the correct grammar
RIP my sweet little Tess. You will be miss
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3 silkies,5 easter egger 1 black new jersey giant 2 buff Orpington 3 ducks 1 silkie/ee mix 2 cats and a teenager daughters
I am sorry a head of time if I don't used the correct grammar
RIP my sweet little Tess. You will be miss
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I think she may have something else also, because like I said she was always missing feathers.  But never this many.  Thank you

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After reading through some posts and many blogs, I gave her a bath with warm water and Dawn dish soap.  I put vaseline on her worst wounds.  She is eating, drinking and otherwise very perky.  However, she still hasn't laid an egg. I can't feel anything hard in her abdomen but her underside feels very warm.  Could it just be the stress or should I be concerned?

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Has her abdomen gotten bigger over time? Does it feel kinda like a water balloon? I am asking because if she hasnt laid an egg and is has before and if there a build up a fluids it could be that she internally laying.
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