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  1. OneRedHenKevin

    Coyote attack—left one hen with big gash!

    Hey everyone! Just wanted to post an update about Kevin-the-hen who suffered the attack and who this thread was about. Well, she is completely healed!! like a champ. we spent 3 weeks inside next to the woodstove, doin as suggested by fellow backyard chicken-ers; cleaning the wound, adding...
  2. OneRedHenKevin

    Can you please help gender my 4/5 week old chicks?!

    Do you know what kind the last set are? I have one that looks like the chick on the right that the farm place threw in for free and we are unsure of her breed. Ive been trying to find similar pictures. She’s that khaki/caramel brown color with hose distinct caramel colored ear spots! thanks (:
  3. OneRedHenKevin

    Coyote attack—left one hen with big gash!

    Alright thanks for this info! Yes I am using scarlet oil. It’s phenol, scarlet red and isopropyl alcohol in a veg oil base. The scab is well developed now, so I will have to give it a nice long soak in order to get the scab softened enough to apply some ointment in there. The skin is looking...
  4. OneRedHenKevin

    Coyote attack—left one hen with big gash!

    Hey, thank you so much for the response! do you know about the“drying out”? I’ve heard that a couple times here but I wasn't sure if keeping it raw and open would be worse than letting a scab form after getting it all cleaned and flushed with antiseptic. Just wanting to get all the info I can do...
  5. OneRedHenKevin

    Coyote attack—left one hen with big gash!

    Thanks for the information!! I will try to get a good pic of it tonight, if I can get her wings lifted a bit to snap a photo of it. It looks severely shorter than when I first cleaned it out, as if it’s starting to heal from either side inward. Do you know what the purpose of not letting it dry...
  6. OneRedHenKevin

    Coyote attack—left one hen with big gash!

    Hey all, Posting about Kevin, our lone standing hen. Coyotes got into the run and took all our hens but Kevin managed to get away, left her with what I thought was one puncture wound but when I brought her in I found the approx.8”long gash from side to side over her back spanning from under one...
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