Graphic Pics, Scalped Orloff Pullet!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Came home to this today. [​IMG] She's one of my newest Pullets... [​IMG]

    Edited to add--she was in my quarantine coop (I just bought her & two others on Sunday). All three were previously housed together. It's an 8 x 12 or so area (no run). So the other chickens did this. Orloffs seem to have issues with scalping other birds. Last month or so I had a GLC pullet I put in with my other Orloffs and they scalped her bad...now these Orloffs (totally different birds, different lines, different environment) do the same thing. [​IMG]

    Photos taken BEFORE cleaning...

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    I got it all cleaned out, medicated and gave her some antibiotics...and she's resting in a crate in the house....
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  2. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is terrible....poor little thing!

    Any ideas what done that to her? and was your other chickens okay?

    I'm sure she will be your new little house chicken for awhile. She needs that extra TLC

    Seems like she would need some kind of medication for pain but I'm still new chickens and learning.
    Hope she recovers! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    oh poor baby!!!!
     
  4. Kavaji

    Kavaji Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor baby. Hope she pulls through. Good luck.
     
  5. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a rooster who cut one of my pullets on the back of the head and then the other pullets would not leave it alone. Everytime I would get it scabbed over and I would think she was going to be OK, they would open it back up again. I would keep her separated for a couple of weeks... but if I let them near her, they would open it back up. I finally gave her to a friend of mine who had more room.... and the next week the stupid rooster died. Anyhow - I would suspect the other chickens.

    You'll need some antibiotics and neosporin. I bought baby socks and sort of bandaged mine too.
     
  6. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tripple anti biotic ointment for sure and some needle fishline???? That poor gal needs some stitches. I hope she gets better soon good luck! I had a little red polish and when his crest started coming in the other birds picked on his pin feathers as they came in and it ended up looking kinda like your girl but not quite as bad.
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Other cihckens....yeah, she's in a dog crate in the livingroom. DH is NOT happy but I just spent $60 on this bird two days ago....

    I do have aspirin but it's also a blood thinner so I don't want to give her any until the bleeding is under control.
     
  8. jarodw45

    jarodw45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same thing with my little red polish roo i had to give him to a friend also...
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:There's really nothing to stitch. The skin is gone...what you're seeing is her SKULL. [​IMG] There is a flap at the bottom of her neck but it's probably too old to stitch and/or it could create an abscess if I were to try to fix it...
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Hopefully that's not the case with these guys...I'm not sure who did it--either the other young pullet or the young cockerel....I am going to probably wait until spring to reintroduce this one back into the flock and I'll be trimming some beaks for sure before I do...
     

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