For a while now, I have watched their behavior. I took notice of the pecking order situation. The largest hen, obviously, is at the top. They all seem to attack the one hen whenever the large one starts it. The attacked hen has had minor injuries for which I stopped the bleeding and placed her back in with them. They have been getting more violent though. I am sure that theyes broke part of her upper beak and now the bone is showing
Today, I go back to check on them to look for eggs and the white hen is lying on the ground by the door of the coop. She was once again attacked. This is the worst injury I have seen on her yet. It is not bleeding very much but bubbly fluid continues to leak out.
She also has a rather odd gait and tends to lie down a lot. Not just now but for a while. I don't know if that is just her being her or something else is wrong.
Now, my dad does not consider them pets so he does not really care too much when she gets hurt. Me, on the other hand, it breaks my heart. I have totally gained this hen's trust by cleaning her wounds. She is still skittish an I would be too if I was constantly picked on.
I'm just wondering if there is anything I can do to help her. Should I use super glue to close the wound? Should I put neosporin on it? My dad will not take them to a vet so I need home remedies.