Originally Posted by Eggcessive
Keeping her safe is really good, but she needs to be back with her other 2 month olds to continue their relationship as a flock. A cage or dog crate being where they are is best. Having multi-aged groups, it is important for her to be with her buddies. They will always tend to hang together throughout their lives.
When Ms Baldy, as she is now called, and her crew were a month old, I got 6 more chicks who then spent a month w the older group (inside my mud room in a large horse trough.)
I put her back w the younger group who are now 1 month old pullets- and they seem to think she is mom.
Since both pullet groups already know each other, I plan on putting her and the younger ones back w her original group this weekend- who are nicely secured away from my evil laying hens.
Originally Posted by Weehopper
Bag Balm is good. Spread on once a day, unless you feel you should do it more often. If flies are a problem, there is a horse wound cream called Swat. Keeps bugs off as well as helping to heal. Anyway, a good wound ointment is the way to go with this type of wound. Chickens do this when they get into a "peck" fight.
great idea! I have been spraying the Vetericyn each day. She seems to be doing great.
Good thing I read that green meant bruising. That kinda freaked me out at first, but its already gone away.
She is eating and drinking just fine.