My 2 year Polish Crested Cochin mix hen had her crown ripped off by another broody hen yesterday. I cleaned it and applied triple antibiotic gel last night. I also gave her a penicillin shot.
She is outside in a pen with her 5 babies today. She looks like she is in a lot of pain. She is just sitting. I feed her scrambled eggs which she just ate a tiny amount.
What else can I do?
This month has sucked for us being chicken parents. If we lose her we will be at 5 lost in the last 30 days from a host of problems hawks, worms, mystery illness.
PLEASE HELP! I am ready to give up on chickens but I really love them.
Thank you in advance for you help. The help provided from my previous posts really helped.