hen attacked by roosters.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LindsayB, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that was attacked by 4 roosters. She keeps her right foot curled up and limps on it. She is still eating and drinking but has been laying down pretty much all weekend. Someone gave her to me on saturday that was just going to kill her and I could not let that happen! Do you think it will pass in a few days or is she going to limp the rest of her life...(shes only 20 weeks)
     
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  2. msrma7670

    msrma7670 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would have to see pictures. If she aint bleeding and just limp a bit she will proably be ok do not let her do to much keep her away from other birds so she can rest.
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she isn't bleeding anywhere, so i guess shes just sore or sprained her foot somehow...i dont know
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    You say she was attacked by four roosters. Or was she mated with the four? Not knowing how many other hens were available to the roos, I would say he was mated by the four. Most roos are not gentle when mating, so she is probably just sore. I good rule of thumb is to have approximately 15 hens per roo. Doing this keeps all happy and the hens don't suffer from being over mated.
     
  5. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    try and ut the hen in a quioet place away from the roos..with soft bedding and food and water close so she can rest the leg.

    also..some extra protein (such as cooked eggs or a little cat food)
    and vitamins wouldn't hurt to help her with stress and to heal.
    try and get some poultry vitamins.
    for short term you can use Poly-vi-sol baby liquid vitamins (Enfamil brand, no iron)..
    2-3 drops once a day on the beak for a week, then taper off.

    check back/hip/legs for any swelling or heat in case she was injured.
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thank you! But I don't have any roosters, the person I got her from had them.
     

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