complete amateur with chickens-injured/sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seahuntmike, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three hens-one rir ,two hybrids(what I was told). five days ago I showed up and my two hybrids were bloody around the face and head,kept an eye on them and just waited( thought that they might have got into a fight or something). once again i'm a rookie at this. now one wont open her eye and wont eat. brought her inside.what is my next step
     
  2. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry forgot to say that they are approximately 12 weeks old
     
  3. estamets

    estamets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her inside, keep her warm, and offer high-interest treats like mealworms, fruit, and hearty greens. Treat the wound with Vetricyn (like neosporin for animals). Give her a night and maybe a day to settle down.

    It sounds like your rir might be bullying. Try separating her and see if the trouble stops. If she is the bully, you might consider rehoming her.
     
  4. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    is it possible that my hybrids are fighting?
     
  5. estamets

    estamets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible, of course. If they're all female, I would suspect the Uninjured bird first. In any case, this situation needs monitoring. Can you observe their behavior for a few days?
     
  6. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks....I have her inside in a box.
     

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