Hen wounded/attacked?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmdix22, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. jmdix22

    jmdix22 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2013
    I have a BO hen who I found this morning sitting by the fence away from all the others not moving. I went over and stirred her up to notice that she was limping. She was not using her right leg. I immediately picked her up to investigate, and noticed a large wound under her right wing, it looked like it happened last night as it was dry and not bleeding. I put some vetricyn on it as that is all I have and put her with food and water by herself. What else can I do? I don't know if t was my rooster being rough or something got her? ive never had a predator problem before but my neighbor has 3 semi outdoor cats. Plus I know there are opossums and coons around. Please let me know if theres anything else I can do. Thank you.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It looks very much like rooster damage. Such wounds generally heal readily, but the scarred area remains susceptible to future injury. Hen saddles help, trimming the roosters toenails and spurs may help, and getting a lighter more gentle rooster can help.
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    It sounds like you have done a good job by separating her. Vetericyn is good, you can also put some neosporin on the wound,if you have it.

    If she seems a bit "shocky" you may want to add some vitamins/electrolytes to her water for a few days. You can also offer her added protein to help promote feather growth and healing. Scrambled/boiled egg or tuna are good options.

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