Pullet Bloody from Bullying
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When you try, in a couple of weeks, to return her to the flock be sure to offer two separate waterers and feeders place them so they are not in view of each other. The biggest fights are usually due about food and water, space being the next reason for dispute.
I just looked and her wound is bad! She's missing skin. Will that heal? Anyone have any experience.
Following this thread for advice on wound care. I just discovered one of my hens, a New Hampshire Red, wedged between the utility pole and the privacy fence. She has a large bloody abrasion-type wound over her left hip joint. I think the pain reducing neosporin is the only type I have on hand. Since I have to run out and get something, what is the best way to treat her? Should she stay with the rest of the flock? I don't want to stress her out more.
I believe this resulted from being chased by a particularly amorous male duck. He was raised with the hens (I was hoping it would turn out to be female), but has recently become sexually aggressive with them. Anybody in the Columbus, OH area want a free duck?
Your bird should heal fine, but it will take time, she may not grow back those feathers until she molts.