Help 2 badly bloody chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaintedHearts, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. PaintedHearts

    PaintedHearts Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 chickens that are seperated because they are younger then the 6 others. We got them all this year but they are about 4 weeks younger. They are in the pen right next to the others where they can see eachother but not get to them. They have been in there for several weeks now. Yesterday we decided to put them together because they are older and bigger and thought we would just keep an eye on them. At first they all kind of said I'm boss and went about doing other things. Well this morning I went out and the older ones had them in the corner picking on them so I got them out and found that they are all bloody and missing feathers on the tail and one on the back and tail. I have not seperated them again but not sure what to do. I have some VetRx and Terramycin but not sure what they are specific for. Can someone help me understand their uses? What should I put on them, I've heard of rooster booster will that work when it's so open and bloody? Any help would be great. We are first year chicken owners and have been doing great until now.
     
  2. LuvinChickens

    LuvinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. PaintedHearts

    PaintedHearts Out Of The Brooder

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    First I want to fix the typo saying "I have not seperated them" as I did right away. Tonight I made them a new coop in the barn as it started to rain and I felt really bad for them being in the rain and injured. So they are nice and dry and warm. I brought home some Blu-kote as I have read some people using that. It's nice that it colors the skin purple that way they don't pick at eachother. So I sprayed them until I no longer saw red. To help understand there is no open wound like a hole or cut or anything it just looks like they pulled out all the feathers and pecked all the way down to the skin making it raw and bloody. You see straw looking things sticking out the skin ( sorry don't know the real name) and little holes where some came out. Sorry Im not great at explaining things. It looks really gross. Would take pictures but not sure how to put them on here. Any advise would be great? Thanks
     

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