Chicken plucked bald on back

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ornurse25, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. ornurse25

    ornurse25 New Egg

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    I have a 6 month old red sex link hen that was attacked by a predator last week, our dog chased what ever it was away. She did not have any injuries except all of her feathers were ripped of her back. I have had her inside for the past week with food, water and heat. She is doing great but I'm worried about putting her back with the flock. Is there anything i can do for her bald spot? Any recommendations for reintegration? Thank you in advance
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Exposed skin can invite unwanted attention - one option, depending on where on the back the skin is exposed, would be to fashion a "hen saddle/apron" and use it to provide coverage of the exposed area and prevent picking.
     

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