Hen with an injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RiverMan420, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. RiverMan420

    RiverMan420 RIP 1963-2014

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    Hello!

    We just purchased two laying hens to add to our flock. This afternoon we were catching them to inspect for mites and found this hen to have this gash. Should we be doing anything about this? She's laying and acting normal... She also has some bald spots on her back and butt where there are no feathers. Don't know if that's related or not.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated!


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  2. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very new to chickens but I wonder if that's what people mean when they say
    the rooster is not gentle with the girls. Did they come from a place with roosters?
     
  3. RiverMan420

    RiverMan420 RIP 1963-2014

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    Yes I am sure they would have been around roosters. Do you think that is from a spur?
     
  4. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. RiverMan420

    RiverMan420 RIP 1963-2014

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    Thanks a bunch for the link! When I first saw the injury it never occurred to me that this would be from a rooster!
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    You may want to put Blu-Kote on it so the other chickens don't pick at it.
     
  7. RiverMan420

    RiverMan420 RIP 1963-2014

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    I'll have to look for that at the co-op today. Thanks!!!!
     
  8. EweSheep

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    RIP Riverman....you will be missed!
     

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