Originally Posted by thndrdancr
Apparently it is pretty common for them to get totally scalped by roosters or other bully birds, seen pics on here a lot. I didn't take a picture at its worst, but she was totally bald on top with all her head feathers gone, down to bone, and very bloody. She was in shock so she was brought in, kept warm, put antibiotic on wound. She came out of shock, was preening and wandering around the next eve but will not eat. When I tested her vision she did not respond at all to hand movement close to eyes. I had trimmed head feathers way down so she could see and not get them all bloody while recovering.
I know sometimes if it's bad enough they have swelling on the brain due to vaulted skull. Just wondered if that could cause temporary blindness because if I can't get her to eat, she is a goner.
. She is such a lovely bird.
She is a beautiful silkie
Have you tried dipping her beak in water to see if she will drink?
I wonder if she forgot how to eat like you will have force feed her
Is she pooping?
You must keep her hydrated
Also put some raw honey on her head. It will make her scab heal up and her head feathers grow back.
I had a hen with a small puffy head. One mean chicken bit her little puffy head almost completely off! Her puffy head was like a hat that could be lifted back and forth.
I immediately put raw honey and a bandaid on her head. Her head healed within 3 days. And she is still with us to this dayEdited by BoomChickaPop - 2/12/16 at 12:07pm