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hen with peck wound

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Hi. I have a hen who has been bullied her entire life when I adopted her. Obviously another hen pecked her butt and I found her with a bloody rear. I caught her and brought her in to assess her injury. I did find a peck hole. I cleaned her up and sprayed Vetricyn on it and put her in the quarantine coop. My question is should I segregate her for a few days so I can treat her several times,a day or should I leave her with the flock?
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I wouldn't leave her with the flock because if she is picked on and is already in pain that is the last thing I would do so just so you don't have to reintroduce her to the flock I would just let her out with everyone else for a bit every day and just watch her so no one is hurting her more hope this helps
Edited by Chicken Egg 17 - 1/29/16 at 12:32pm
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If you keep her where they can't see her even after a couple of days she will get picked on worse on her return. If you want to let it heal seperate her inside the run somehow like in a broody cage etc so she is still part of the flock and then let her out to sleep with them at night then seperate in the morning again.

I was a little confused, you did mean rescued from your own flock? Not new to your flock didn't you?

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Thanks I was thinking the same thing.
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