Help!!!!!!! HURT HEN!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Elise12, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Elise12

    Elise12 Hatching

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    My sister's and I all have hens that we keep in a backyard coop.One chicken has a sore on both of her wings and behind her comb. Her feathers are ruffled.But she's laying fine.
    My sisters clean it out daily,and put Rooster Booster and vix for the bad taste.But somehow i think they like it [​IMG] .What can i do we only have five hens?
    Is it a vitamin problem? I don't know what to do [​IMG]
     
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Do you have a rooster too? The sores sound just like sores a rooster would make during mating......
     
  3. Elise12

    Elise12 Hatching

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    No just five hen's.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    I wonder if it could be a dominant hen?
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

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    Is it only the one hen? How old are they, and what type of feed do you have them on? How large is their run?
     
  6. Elise12

    Elise12 Hatching

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    The weird thing is the hen at the top of the order is the smallest [​IMG]
    Their one in may and thier run isn't small its a medium sized one>
     
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  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    That hen could be at the bottom of the pecking order, and she is probably being roughed up by the other hens......A good thing to do would be put some blue cote on her....Looks terrible, it's bright blue, but it will help heal the wound and deter pecking. If you sit and watch the hens for a while, you'll be able to tell what is happening....

    If possible, it would be good if you could separate her from the bullies so that she can heal.....
     
  8. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Blue Kote may work better than Vicks to stop them from pecking the wound.
     
  9. Elise12

    Elise12 Hatching

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    Since you can't eat their eggs when they have it on we can't use it [​IMG] .Their pets and , for eggs , and composters.
     

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