This is Lola my favorite hen and she has struggled her whole life with being picked on. We had all our hens originally at a friends farm as we were in the process of buying ours. As Lola continued to be picked on over and over again we decided I would just take her and the three most gentle hens with me. Especially since they can free range at my place instead of being in a run at my friends.
We brought them here yesterday. Lola (the polish) and 3 buff orpingtons. I noticed a little pecking yesterday and put some vapor rub on her head like so many had recommended here. They seemed fine.
This morning I let them out of the coop and only one buff came out. It is cold, windy, and drizzly here today so I just thought they wanted to be out of the weather. I kept checking and they seemed fine until I came out and saw blood all over the coop. And of course as soon as I got Lola out they are all now happily free ranging. I think they had cornered her in there! I cried and cried and just felt so terrible.
I have gotten Lola out and will be rehoming the Buffs as clearly she cannot be with any of the hens from our flock. But I have no idea how to treat her wound as I am a chicken newbie. Can you please help me figure out how to take care of my poor girl.
Do I rinse it? Leave it alone? I am literally clueless. But I love this hen so much and don't want her to get infected. The bleeding has now stopped and she ate some feed that I placed in the crate with her.