Chicken Day Hospital...

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

  1. neuchicontheblock

    neuchicontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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