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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by porzillo, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. porzillo

    porzillo New Egg

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    Good Evening,

    I'm new to BYC and to raising chickens. We have 9 chickens, 7 of them are 2 months old and 2 are 2 weeks old. I noticed yesterday that one the chickens was losing their feathers and today she was bleeding. Can someone help me on how to take care of this? I have separated her one of chicken who has this the other chicken isn't that bad.


    Thank you in advance for help.
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry about your bird. Is this from aggression? Or possibly she is molting and the others were picking in her? Do you have any pics that we can see this wound?

    Separate her out in a cage but within the flock and treat her there. You can use neosporin (without the pain killer) on the wounds until they heal over. Then you can use some blu-kote on the wounds. This will hide the wounds so others don't pick on them and help to prevent infection.

    If this was from a particular hen, you need to separate this bully out for a while. You can also try some pinless peepers on her. I have used these with great success. Stops bullies from being bullies.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - great suggestions from TwoCrows.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    TwoCrows is spot on with the advice, but wanted to say welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. TwoCrows has answered your question nicely so I'll just say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in your chicken's recovery.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. porzillo

    porzillo New Egg

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    I have a picture but can't upload to the thread. We think they didn't have enough space where we were keeping them while building the coop. We moved the rest of chickens to the coop this morning. We have the two wound chickens ones in a cage in our shed. You mention separate but keep near flock, can you tell me how you have done this? Should I can the area before putting the neosporin? Do you put the blu-kote once the area starts to heal?

    Thank you for the advice.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes what you do is put in a crate in the run or coop so they can all see each other but, not peck. After awhile the crated bird begins to look familiar to them and they will accept it once it is out of the crate.
     

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