Another one!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chick1043, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    My dad called from work today and told me that theres a lady at his work that doesn't want a chicken. She said the other chickens pick on her because she has a few scabs or something and doesn't have the time to help it out..I'm assuming she's not in the best condition. So! He said I could take it in! I'm really excited because I have always wanted to do something like this! I'm not sure if we're keeping it or not... I think we are! #excited

  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Can't wait to see the photos!
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Yes! I will post pics!! :)

  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Congratulations to you! [​IMG]
  5. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Songster

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    Alright!! She's here! We are keeping her and her name is Dorothy! :) She's pretty beat too..Poor thing! Sorry to keep you waiting but pics will be a little later! Having camera difficulties! :)
  7. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011


    AHDCST Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    [​IMG] Looks painful. I'm no expert on breeds but I did have a hen that was the roosters favorite and he not only broke off and damaged her feathers, his nails left a hole in her side under her wing. I didn't see it at first and by the time I did see it, it had a thick scab over it and she was hot to the touch meaning she had a fever. I gave her aspirin in her water for the fever and the pain. I learned as a nurse that wounds can be very ugly under the scab. I pulled on the edge of the scab where it was coming loose. The scab came off and out came the whole pocket of infection with it. Her side drained for a couple days but then she was fine. It took her about a month to get her feathers back in. The pics you sent show her feathers are already coming back in. If she will be around other hens, her wounds will need to be taken care of. Chickens will peck at anything red or even just different looking. The best thing I have found is Blue Cote in the spray can. It is a disinfectant and it covers the redness with blue. It has healing properties also. It is just a good all around medicine to have around.
  9. moaky84

    moaky84 Hatching

    Mar 20, 2012
    i was just reading on this site that you can give it cat food for extra protein to promote feather growth
  10. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Songster

    Jun 5, 2011
    She has a scab or two, but I don't think she'd let me do that..I didn't want to over stress her so I didn't clean her up too much yesterday. Today I'll give her a bath and look closer at the two scabs. By the way!! I want to be a nurse!!!


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