Bald and bleeding backside - she's doing it herself!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Penny spender, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Penny spender

    Penny spender Songster

    May 17, 2016
    My favorite girl wears a saddle due to missing feathers but tonight she has a bleeding wound about the size of a quarter just at the base of her tail. She is the only one with a bloody beak and after I put blukote on it she has a blue beak.

    She came to me with a bare backside and I was told this was the result of a roosters attention. I don't have rooster in my flock of 5 so I thought she was getting picked on. I now believe she's doing it to herself.

    How can I treat her wound immediately and keep her from picking at it? What can I do for future?
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016

  2. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2016
    A Run
    Well to keep her pecking at it you should cover it so she doesn´t damage it.

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