Chicken being picked on after frostbite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whitepinefarm, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Whitepinefarm

    Whitepinefarm In the Brooder

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    With our incredibly low temps here in Wisconsin one of my 3 chickens got a frost bitten foot which also bled. I separated her from the other 2 chicks and created a hospital setup for her in a large dog crate in a different area. I cared for her foot as recommended by some of you. I used blu-kote on her foot which worked well. This morning I put her back with the other 2 chicks and they immediately attacked her purple foot. She fled to a safe area and there she remains. Any thoughts on how to safely reintegrate her. Thanks for suggestions.
     

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  2. silkiemother

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    you could put her in an adjacent pen so the others can see her but not hurt her
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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  4. Whitepinefarm

    Whitepinefarm In the Brooder

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    Thank you both for your responses. I also found the article very helpful. I am in the process or redesigning and enlarging my coop and run but that the moment it would be difficult to comfortably place the dog cage in the run. I have a smaller cage that I may use tomorrow that would fit so I’ll give that a shot. Funny- I thought they might welcome her back with open arms. Still have a lot to learn.
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

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    Give it a try and see how it goes.
    No, sadly, chickens are not too welcoming at times.
     

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