In the Brooder
- Apr 5, 2009
I have a small flock of 2 roosters and 7 hens along with 4 chicks about a month old. They are all doing just great. I recently went to the farm where I got my starter flock to help a friend get her chickens and I couldn't help myself....I had to bring home 2 Silkie/Cochin chicks which are about 4 weeks older than my chicks. Long story short, when it came time to introduce them to the flock they did OK for the first few days but then I found one of the new guys totally scalped. It is bad.....down to the bone. She won't eat and is lethargic. It happened when I wasn't looking (I am out there with my chickens a lot) so I don't know who the bully is. I put her in a crate and put her in the garage. Please advise me on how to treat the wound. How will I know when or if she should be put down? I do not want her to suffer but I want to do all I can to help her.