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chicken injury from roosters

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by atzchicks, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. atzchicks

    atzchicks In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2008
    I have 2 roosters that are very aggressive and they dig there nails into all the hens backs. The hen that is badly injured has a 1 1/2 in. open cut from her back down towards her side about 2 in. long, I can see her muscle I think. It's not bleeding but it's open, how should I care for something that bad on my own? Is there anyway of keeping the roosters from being so aggressive to all my hens before another one is hurt that bad?
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. chickmamawannabe

    chickmamawannabe Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Canby, Or-y-gun
    Try putting some Blue-Koat(sp?) on her back. That will help her heal and prevent picking. Also, they make chicken saddles to protect hens' backs. I've seen threads on them here before.
    oh yeah, [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    There is another way to fix aggressive roosters . . . yum!

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