Hen's back sliced open by rooster


In the Brooder
12 Years
Jun 13, 2007
Bakersfield, CA
My little EE hen has two big cuts on either side of her body under her wings from my rooster. You can basically lift up the feathers and the skin lifts up with them. Underneath the flesh is not oozing and doesn't look infected. She also took a dust bath and the area has a crust of dirt on it.

My question is, do I leave her alone since I don't see any signs of infection and the whole area is dry but dirty OR do I clean the area of dirt and treat.

Thanks for any help!


THE Delaware Blue Hen
12 Years
Feb 21, 2007
Home Of The Delaware Blue Hen
Definitely clean her up a bit. There is some good advice in my thread Labeled DOG ATTACK. She had lots of woulds that needed doctoring and the wonderful people here steered me int he right direction!!!! I am sure some others will be on shortly to help you out some more!!!

Here is the link. There are directions on there for what to rinse and clean it with!!!

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