Beat up Hen

Arogacki

Hatching
Apr 13, 2015
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I have a poor hen that has been beaten up pretty badly and I am not sure how to treat her. I got her from someone when she was already laying and she was always missing a few tail feathers. She came with 2 others that I have been successful in getting their feathers back. However, 2 days ago I went to feed and she was bleeding and missing a lot of feathers. I have pulled her inside but she hasn't laid an egg since and I am not sure how to clean her wounds. I have read a lot of posts on here but I am still a little confused. Some of the things I do know:
I do not have any mites or lice, I have treated for it and all of my other chickens are nice and fluffy.
She is one of my originals and has never been beaten like this before. I do have 1 bantam rooster but he has been in the coop since he was a chick and has never caused any problems before. I recently discovered my silkie is a rooster, (I am new to chickens) and I did witness him trying to mount one of my others the other day.

Should I give her a bath? or put something on her wounds?










She actually has dried blood on her comb and neck
 
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silly4buttons

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Am sorry that she's gett pick on. She has a lot of feathers missing especially on her backside she could have something else going on. I wish I new I don't want to give you the wrong advice.
 

Arogacki

Hatching
Apr 13, 2015
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I think she may have something else also, because like I said she was always missing feathers. But never this many. Thank you
 

Arogacki

Hatching
Apr 13, 2015
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After reading through some posts and many blogs, I gave her a bath with warm water and Dawn dish soap. I put vaseline on her worst wounds. She is eating, drinking and otherwise very perky. However, she still hasn't laid an egg. I can't feel anything hard in her abdomen but her underside feels very warm. Could it just be the stress or should I be concerned?
 

Jesusfreak101

Songster
Sep 2, 2015
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Has her abdomen gotten bigger over time? Does it feel kinda like a water balloon? I am asking because if she hasnt laid an egg and is has before and if there a build up a fluids it could be that she internally laying.
 

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