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Willow's comb has blood

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My hubby went out this morning to check on our girls and this morning noticed that her comb is injured. :(  From what I can tell it looks like the injury is from the back.  We have a total of 10 hens.  Willow is a Buff that we bought, along with 2 other girls, about 1.5 months ago so the pecking order seemed to have already been made.

 

We don't use chicken wire, just in the isolation coop.  Is there something I should put on so the other girls don't pick on her?

 

Thanks for any help!

 

Heidi

 

Edited because I realized we jokingly refer to them as crowns and forgot to use the correct term in the title


Edited by Heidi65 - 2/14/16 at 3:57pm
In Prescott, Az Wife to John of 26 years, mom to human child Kari, 20, a Rottie: Stormee, 3 Lhasa Apso: Cassie, Tessie & Mouse, A Moluccan Cockatoo: Gizzy, 3 Rhode Island Reds: Lucy, Meg & Anna, 2 Easter Eggers: Forest & Niagara, 1 Barred Rock: Duckie, White Leghorn: Elsa and 3 Buff Orpington: Taffy, Willow & Amber. And our newest additions, 2 Sicilian Buttercups, Jeckle and Hyde (what a pair!)
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In Prescott, Az Wife to John of 26 years, mom to human child Kari, 20, a Rottie: Stormee, 3 Lhasa Apso: Cassie, Tessie & Mouse, A Moluccan Cockatoo: Gizzy, 3 Rhode Island Reds: Lucy, Meg & Anna, 2 Easter Eggers: Forest & Niagara, 1 Barred Rock: Duckie, White Leghorn: Elsa and 3 Buff Orpington: Taffy, Willow & Amber. And our newest additions, 2 Sicilian Buttercups, Jeckle and Hyde (what a pair!)
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Never had this problem before, but you should clean and dress her wound before your chickens start to be cannibalistic. You could try adding a bit more protein in their diet (try mealworms or sprouts) to see if the cannibalism is due to lack of protein. Watch for feather picking as well.
Edited by alyssaallycat - 2/14/16 at 3:48pm
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