Chicken Day Hospital...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by neuchicontheblock, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Is it a bad thing to bring in a chicken that has minor injuries for a day to rest?

    Example...I have a little frizzle cross hen, named Phyllis (Diller) who had some little boo-boo's on her feet and was limping. She is inside after having her feet washed off and sprayed with Neosporin. Phyllis is in a laundry basket with towels over her to keep her in place and warm. (She's a bantam). She was asleep in my arms even after I clipped her nails.

    Is this bad? Will she be picked on after going back out later today? Just want to give her a rest and maybe avoid a bigger problem.[​IMG]
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    She should be ok. We've kept ours apart for longer than that, to treat for something, and they've been fine going back. Cute name. [​IMG]
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    Put her back in the coop at night when they are all sleeping. I do not understand how chicken brains work, but they won't notice that anything was ever different.
    I have had hens in rehab for weeks, and everything was fine when we reintroduced them to the flock.
  4. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    I kept a chicken in the house for three weeks after she was attakcked by a dog. The first time I tried to reintroduce her to the flock everything was fine when they were free ranging but as soon as they went into the coop she started getting pecked at. I took her away and brought her back to the house until all of her wounds were healed.
    I noticed that if a chicken has something different about it it will get pecked at. In this case the other chickens were pecking at the scabs.

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