Hen with bloody head only 4 hens in there for almost years no rooster

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tootsie, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend emailed me these pictures of one of her 4 hens she has had for about 1.5 years, I am posting to get her some help on what is going on? Any thoughts?[​IMG]
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  2. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She said,
    "We saw the other chickens pecking at her I separated her and put her by herself so she is quiet and alone to rest and heal how
    Long do you think it will take her to heal?"

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  3. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can at least 1 person respond to this thread please :)? It is almost 2 days now. Perhaps give some advice or something?
     
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  4. Hilacraft

    Hilacraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Separate her, let it heal, watch her neck overtime as it heals. Was it one chicken pecking her? Maybe remove that chicken and when she is healed let her back in. Watch closely and if anything happens separate her again. I dont know much about what to do.
     
  5. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her separated for sure and make sure she's eating and drinking. It's going to have to be cleaned. I clean my chicken wounds with iodine mixture. I also have vetericyn spray that is picked up at the feed store. It needs to get cleaned. Once it's cleaned you want to use some triple anti biotic ointment on it. Don't use any with pain relief, just the regular stuff. Then let the healing begin. Make sure it stay clean!!! Otherwise it will get infected and she might need antibiotics to help. Don't cover it, it needs air to heal. She needs to stay away from other chickens until it fully healed. I mean feathers are grown back. The other chickens can pick at the new feathers, so keep that in mind.
     
  6. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe once it looks better you can get the no pick stuff and put it on there, but I would assume that it needs to be healed before you put that on. Good luck with her!
     
  7. Tootsie

    Tootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forwarded the chicken owner this link so she can read your helpful posts. Any thoughts appreciated.
     

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