chicken threw up another one had its butt pecked

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickencrazy21, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. chickencrazy21

    chickencrazy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so today when i was rounding up our numerous chickens who don't quit have seemed to get the hang of actually going into there cage at night instead they find wherever they feel like they want to sleep when we don't put them in at night. anyways i was picking up the last one and it threw up clear stuff. I'm assuming it was water. i just want to make sure that its normal. i do know it was scared because it and two other chickens we got from some hole in the wall bird place in El Monte weren't handled very much. what also concerns me is one of the same ones we got from that guy got pecked really bad. all its tail feathers were missing. that wasn't what concerned me. it was the open bleeding wound. my alarm didn't go off so i didn't let our chickens out till ten thirty. usually there out by nine (were waiting to get paid to get an automatic door and to build a bigger coop we originally built one for four but we have like 28 now so we need a bigger one) anyways when i let the i guess you'd call them teens out i noticed one of them was still in there then it turned around and i saw the big bleeding wound on its butt. now i do know that too is normal because it happened one other time and they pecked the head till there was bone showing i called the guy we got them from and he said its normal and just super glue it. speckles or as my sister calls her skully is doing fine now and shes back with the others and you cant even tell anything happened except for the super glue that hasn't fallen off yet. but with this chicken which we hadn't even named yet. i couldn't glue its butt because i didn't know what was what. i couldn't tell where the hole it pooped was and where the area the feathers went. i felt bad and it just seemed like it was suffering. i put it in a separate cage and put it in my bathroom with food and water but there seemed to be this smell. i cant describe it. I'm kinda sensitive but it was just this smell that bugged me and made me wonder if it would be OK. i couldn't want it suffer anymore and it wasn't eating so i had my sister take it to her boyfriends dads where he'd see if it was gonna be OK or if he'd have to put the poor thing out of its missery. since i haven't heard from her I'm assuming shes gone. i just want to know if i did the right thing. it was pretty bad and all tore up and bleeding. i couldn't superglue it back because i didn't wanna risk gluing its butt hole together. just tell me i did the right thing? also is the throwing up normal? and how can i keep them from pecking one another till they bleed? I'm worried because we still have seven more babies that will go up there in about a couple weeks. i just haven't been having good luck lately. we just had to get rid of one of the first two chickens we got. it turned out to be a gorgeous barred rock rooster. so boo peep went to live on a farm where I'm hoping the guy doesn't make rooster soup out of him. but i realize not all chickens can be spoiled. sorry for rambling i just need to know what i can do to keep all of my babies happy and healthy and non-bleeding.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Someone actually told you to superglue a chicken's head wound? [​IMG] Please read this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/296632/wound-care

    In future if you need help with your chickens have a look at the Emergencies and diseases section. We have some very experienced members here who will give you the right advice! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickencrazy21

    chickencrazy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah hes a chicken breeder. he lives in norco it worked. the chickens fine. haven't you ever super glued a cut on your finger?
     

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