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Chicken attacked by other ones; what to do?

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One of my Leghorns was attacked by one or more of my other girls and is bleeding pretty bad. Her whole neck and head is covered in blood, I'm pretty sure she's bleeding from her comb, but not sure. I separated her from the others and gave her food and water and cleaned her up a bit, but she's pretty bloody still. I'm having trouble getting all the blood out of her feathers, and I'm worried that when I put her back, they'll still pick on her if she has any sign of blood. She seems fine, a little quiet, but she's calm and was even cleaning herself. What to do? 

2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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You may want to keep her separate for a day or so, to let her get her bearings. There are many products to disguise wounds to prevent picking. One of those is called Blu-Kote. Meantime, you may want to figure out why she was bullied so much. Over-crowding? Lack of enough feeding stations? Is she ill?  One bad bully in the coop? Good luck!

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You may want to keep her separate for a day or so, to let her get her bearings. There are many products to disguise wounds to prevent picking. One of those is called Blu-Kote. Meantime, you may want to figure out why she was bullied so much. Over-crowding? Lack of enough feeding stations? Is she ill?  One bad bully in the coop? Good luck!

I'm actually not sure. She used to be one of the more dominant hens, but now she's slipped to the bottom. They get enough food, and aren't overcrowded at all; but they have been cooped up for the last week because of cold weather, so that could be the cause of it. When I put her back, should I separate her in a see-but-don't-touch or just but her right in? 

2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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Maybe put her back at night when they're sleeping, and try to be there when they wake up to observe what's going on.

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