Confining hen to a small area postop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MarieNC, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. MarieNC

    MarieNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    Hello all. I will be bringing my girl Cornelia Marie home tomorrow after her second crop surgery. She has been at the vet almost a week and has a feeding tube in. I will have to keep her confined to a small area and am wondering what is the best way to do this. Before, she had a 4 x 4 coop to herself but she can't be around bedding or anything she could eat. Should I go out and get a small animal cage so the droppings can fall through the bottom? Is it OK for chickens to walk on cage bottoms? I just want her to be as comfortable as possible. Thanks!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Some people do keep chickens on wire; I don't know what kind, this is just having read it on here. I have also read that chickens can get their nails caught in wire and injure themselves. Perhaps a scrap of linoleum flooring cut to fit the cage bottom, or the 4x4 coop floor, would be a solution?

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