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HELP!!!!! My Roo Beat Up My Hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5chickenluver7, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. 5chickenluver7

    5chickenluver7 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2010
    Washington State
    My young rooster (approx. 4 months) just beat up his sister. All the feathers on her back are gone and she is bloody and scared. I have seperated them and she is in a large dog crate recovering. Is there anything else I can do to help her, or prevent infection? Is Neosporin okay? Anything is helpful I have never had an injury so I'm kind of freaking out.[​IMG]

    PS the roo is taken care of his new owners came and picked him up early for me.[​IMG]
  2. Aj1911

    Aj1911 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    use a iodine solution to clean any wounds and flush 2 times a day with it to keep it clean, other wise just good food and such and she will be fine

    i'm dealing with a hen that has had her side ripped open with spurs from my rooster/roosters (they are living in make shift houses in the back run for now as my girls free range) its pretty deep but the way it is its like some one took a knife and sliced her on the side like cutting a turkey breast it appears to be more skin off then anything but i'm flushing with iodine 2-3 times a day and as she is top hen and its not slowing her down a bit i'm not going to remove her unless i see any others try to mess with her.

    also do not bandage anything as it need airflow to keep dry and heal.
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster 10 Years

    May 25, 2008
    I think Blu-Kote wound spray is supposed to be good for helping chicken injuries heal. You can find it at most feed stores. The spray dries quickly and seems to stay on well.

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