Originally Posted by lalaland
Louie, ouch, that does look like it hurt!
Klopklop, maybe I missed it, but what do you think is going on with your hen? If she was laying on her side , I would be wary of leaving her in the coop during the day without supervision unless you have her cordoned off somehow. Sometimes chickens will attack even their best loved flockmates if the chicken is ill.
That is why very ill chickens will "perk" up in the presence of other chickens, and will act as normally as they can. I've seen my own sick hens even fake peck at the ground, and fake eat to mimic the actions of a healthy chicken when I've had them out for a bit of outdoor time.
This morning Goldie was interested in venturing outside her kennel. She came out, ate a bunch of mealworms, looked around, flew up to the top of the wire kennel door and teetered. I retrieved her and set her on the floor, she flew up to the edge of the bathtub. I had the chance to touch the skin near her wounds, and it is normal temp, not hot - I've been watching for infection.
Good to know her wings work! They hang off her body in a strange way, and one is definitely kind of drooping off her shoulder, so she looks strange when she is just standing. I'll try to take a pic tonight.
Tried to interest her in raw egg, even forced her beak into it but she just sipped what was on her beak and wouldn't have any of it. Had to go to work so put her back in the kennel. So today she will probably have apple and mealworms. I left mealworms in a feeding dish that has a big rolled edge on it so if the worms crawl up they should fall back in. I do not want mealworms wandering around the bathroom.