Concerned for hen that was separated due to injuries from rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jacnsteve, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. jacnsteve

    jacnsteve In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2016
    I Had to get rid of our rooster who really hurt one of my hens. Had to separate her because she was bloody and other hens were pecking her badly. After she was looking better and eating and drinking we reintroduced her at night back into the coop. It has been 2 days and she is not leaving the coop to get food or water. She came out briefly and the other hens (2) immediately started picking on her. What should I do for her? She won't come out to the run.
    Thanks. Jacnsteve

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Can you bring her inside in a dog crate today, and give her food and water until she has become well nourished again? Apply some plain neosporin ointment or Vetericyn to her wounds. Then I would place her back in the coop in the dog crate with food and water for a few days. After that, I would let her have some supervised visits with the others. Spray her wounds with BluKote when she is back with the flock, to hide her wound.

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